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Survey Finds 463,000 Missourians Lack Health Insurance

By AP/KWMU

Jefferson City, Mo. – A new survey finds that about eight and a half percent of Missourians lack health insurance. And young adults are the most likely to be without coverage.

The survey was taken for the Department of Health and Senior Services. It estimates that 463,000 Missourians have no health insurance.

Department Director Richard Dunn says the report shows the state must continue its efforts to expand access to affordable coverage and care.

The telephone survey of about 7,000 households was made from March to early July by the University of Missouri. It has a margin of error of plus-or-minus nine-tenths of a percentage point.

Pollsters used questions developed by the University of Minnesota.

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