Report ranks Missouri below national average for health insurance coverage

A study released Wednesday by Families USA, an organization dedicated to helping people obtain health care, places Missouri near the bottom nationally for the number of workers covered by health insurance.

Missouri, which was one of 19 states that declined to expand Medicaid with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, saw its percentage of workers without health insurance decline 13 percent compared to 25 percent in states that expanded Medicaid.

At the close of 2014, the state had 52,834 employed workers who were uninsured, according to the report.

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