Uninsured rate in U.S. is down to 16.1%

The percentage of Americans without health insurance fell to 16.1% in January, 1.2 percentage points lower than in December, according to a Gallup-Healthways poll. The uninsured rate for unemployed people dropped 6.7 percentage points, the rate for nonwhites fell 2.6 percentage points and the rate for women was down 1.9 points. There was no substantial change in the 18- to 34-year-old demographic.

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