|Number of North Carolinians Who Don’t Have Health Insurance Rising Quickly|
|Written by Adam Hicks|
|Thursday, 26 March 2009 08:50|
North Carolinians are losing health insurance quicker than any state in the country.
According to the Raleigh News & Observer, between 2007 and 2009, the number of uninsured in North Carolina rose by 3.1 percent, which is the biggest percentage gain in the country.
Insured individuals across the state pay nearly $440 per year in premiums to cover the cost of treatment for the uninsured.
The News & Observer said a report from the Institute of Medicine gives 17 recommendations to increase access to health care, which mainly work on helping low-income children and workers at small employers that usually can't afford to offer benefits.
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