The Uninsured in Georgia

How many people are without insurance in your state, and can they afford it? The Georgia Public Policy Foundation breaks out the numbers for Georgia, and provides a link to a nifty data tool that provides some answers — or at least estimates from the Census Bureau.

Here’s the item from the Foundation’s Friday Facts publication:

Who are the uninsured? The proportion of people without health insurance in 2008 (15.4 percent) is virtually unchanged from a decade earlier. Of Georgia’s 9.5 million residents, 1.7 million were uninsured in 2008. This includes 299,000 non-citizens, 284,000 with household incomes above three times the poverty level ($66,000 for a family of four) and 580,000 living in households earning less than $25,000, many of whom are eligible for existing government programs and are not signed up. You can explore the latest estimates yourself here: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstc/cps_table_creator.html.

Cross-posted from State House Call.

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