More than 83,000 midstaters lack health insurance, study shows | Local & State | Macon.com

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Sep

More than 83,000 midstaters lack health insurance, study shows | Local & State | Macon.com

Across a swath of Middle Georgia, about one in every five people not yet a senior citizen is living without health insurance, a Telegraph analysis of U.S. Census Bureau estimates shows.

In all, the data show that 83,625 people lacked health insurance. That number is greater than the total population of Warner Robins, and it is closer to the population of Macon. Those figures suggest that plenty of Middle Georgians will start trying to figure out what to do with insurance coverage after the program dubbed Obamacare launches Tuesday, with a requirement to buy health insurance — or pay a fine.

Some people are about as likely to be without health insurance as they are to be insured.

In 11 Middle Georgia counties that The Telegraph focused on, about half of the working-age, poor men lacked health insurance.

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