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Study: More Nevadans Lacking Medical Care

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(Washington, DC)  —  A new study says one out of every five Nevadans says they can’t afford medical care.  The report conducted by the Urban Institute for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says between 2000 and 2010, the number of Nevadans with unmet medical needs increased by nearly 5%.  That’s due in part to the recession and the loss of health coverage for many unemployed workers.

Mississippi, Texas and Florida had the largest percentage of people with unmet medical needs. North Dakota, Massachusetts and Hawaii did the best.

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