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August 27, 2014

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Report finds Nevada has most children without insurance

CARSON CITY — Nevada had the highest rate of uninsured children among the 50 states in 2012, according to a national study by the University of Minnesota.

The study, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found that 17 percent of children in Nevada didn’t have health coverage, an improvement from 20.7 percent in 2008 but still worst in the nation.

The report found the national average for uninsured children in 2012 was 7.5 percent. The state with the best coverage was Massachusetts, with only 1.8 percent of the children in 2012 not covered by insurance.

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