West Virginia Continues to See Drop in Number of Uninsured People

Charleston Gazette-Mail - West Virginia ranks as one of the top states in the country when it comes to reducing the number of uninsured people in recent years, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read

West Virginia saw the number of uninsured state residents drop from 255,000 to 108,000 people between 2013 and 2015, according to the Census Bureau's survey data on healthcare — a 136 percent change over that two-year period.

The data, which was released by the federal government on Tuesday, shows that roughly 6 percent of the Mountain State's population still does not have either a private or public health insurance plan.

While that leaves more than a thousand people without some type of health care coverage, it is a drastic drop from the 14 percent of the population that didn't have coverage in 2013, according to the census data.

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