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Georgia health insurance numbers better, but still sickly

How are we doing, doc?

The good: The percentage of people in Georgia who lack health insurance shrank 3 points in 2014 to 15.8 percent as folks signed on to Obamacare.

The bad: Georgia’s percentage of people without coverage last year was the fourth-highest in the nation, trailing only Texas, Alaska and Florida.

The Census Bureau released those numbers in a report Wednesday that’s considered the most consistent and complete picture of the nation’s health coverage.

But despite the overall decline in rates of uninsured people, some safety-net providers in Georgia said they have not seen a drop in demand for medical care from uninsured patients over the past two years.

Find out why on MyAJC.com.

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