September 24th, 2009
The U.S. Census Bureau earlier this week released data it collected on the rate of people with health insurance in each Pennsylvania county.
Newspapers across the state area reporting on how their counties fared:
In Lancaster County, the rate of the uninsured is high: 13 percent, or 65,000 of the county’s residents, lack coverage.
The rate in York County is slightly better, with 10 percent of residents not having health insurance.
In Lackawanna County, 11.7 percent of residents are uninsured.
Berks County’s rate of uninsured residents is about 8 percent, but the county’s seat, Reading, has a higher rate of 17.5 percent.
Almost 11 percent of Lehigh County residents are without health insurance.
The statewide rate of uninsured people is 9.4 percent.