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Tracking the nation's poor and uninsured


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Earlier this week, enrollment opened in both the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, as well as MNsure, the Minnesota statewide insurance exchange, affording those without insurance the opportunity to secure coverage.

If you've ever wondered, though, where the nation's poorest and uninsured Americans live, the New York Times has created an interactive map that shows just that. You can access the report HERE.

According to the report, there are 2,317 poor and uninsured residents living in Olmsted County, which amounts to 2.7 percent of eligible adults.

The report goes on to say that these individuals are most likely to be employed as cooks, nursing aides, orderlies, attendants, retail sales clerks, waiters and waitresses, laborers (outside construction), janitors, construction laborers; truck, delivery, and tractor drivers, housekeepers, maids, and butlers.

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