The number of people without health insurance rose 9.4% to 50.7 million people in 2009, the highest number of uninsured since 1987, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. That represented 16.7% of the U.S. population in 2009 compared with 15.4% in 2008.
Modern Physician Alert: Ranks of uninsured rose 9.4% in 2009, Census Bureau says
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