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Education, low unemployment contribute to abundance of health insurance in Iowa

Source: Posted By: Nishel R...2265 days ago

As the U.S. Supreme Court debates national health-care reform, Iowa — including Johnson County — has maintained one of the lowest percentages of uninsured residents in the country.

According to a 2012 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report, 10 percent of Iowans lack health insurance, with 9 percent of Johnson County residents uninsured. The 2011 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found an average of 17 percent of Americans without health insurance nationwide, placing Iowa ninth in states with....

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