Census Bureau: 55,000 More Arizonans Without Health Insurance In 2018 Than 2017

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:06pm
Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:19pm
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Fifty-five thousand more Arizonans lacked health insurance in 2018 than 2017. That 0.6% increase was higher than the national average of 0.1%.

In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau said Arizona was one of a handful of states that saw a “significant” change in the uninsured rate during that time.

To break down the numbers, The Show spoke with Rachel Garfield, vice president and co-director of the Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

As those numbers increase, an Arizona nonprofit has gotten a federal grant to provide primary health care to those residents who don’t have health insurance.

Terros Health received $650,000 for three health centers, which will treat both body and mind.

Peggy Chase is president and CEO of Terros Health, and she also joined The Show to talk about their efforts.

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