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Number of Minnesotans uninsured jumps by 100,000

Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 8, 2010

More than 100,000 Minnesotans lost their health insurance between 2007 and 2009 as unemployment and the recession affected medical coverage, the state Department of Health reported. By last year, nearly 1 in 10 Minnesotans lacked health insurance, the highest share since the state began keeping records, in 1990. The number of uninsured Minnesotans rose from 374,000 to 480,000 between 2007 and 2009 and the uninsured rate rose from 7.2% to 9.1%, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.