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This week, The New York Times published Where Poor and Uninsured Americans Live, an interactive map based on census data. According to the map and accompanying story, “the 26 Republican-dominated states not participating in an expansion of Medicaid are home to a disproportionate share of the nation’s poorest uninsured residents. Eight million will be stranded without insurance.”

The story also includes links to a number of related stories, including how the government shutdown has affected the opening of insurance exchanges and poll that invites readers to share experiences with health insurance exchanges.  The map can be viewed as a dot distribution showing the number of impoverished residents or as a choropleth map showing the different percentages of poor and uninsured. Each version of the map also shows the percentage of those  eligible for the insurance coverage.

– Ashlee Hayes

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