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29 August 2008

47 million uninsured Americans

The U.S. Census Bureau said that there were 47 million people in the United States who did not have medical insurance in 2006. However, that number went down in 2007 to 45.7 million people.

Texas has the largest percentage of uninsured people. It probably also has the largest percentage of illegal aliens. New Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, California, Oklahoma, Nevada, Georgia, and Arkansas in that order, have the next highest percentages of uninsured. A look at the map suggests that it would make sense that these states have the highest percentages of illegal aliens from Latin American countries.

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