12/19/13

Mapping Suffolk County's Uninsureds


This is a map of Suffolk County's uninsured population. Overall, just 10.1% of county residents are uninsured. Unacceptable by any standard but better than most parts of the nation. What's truly appalling are the huge rates of uninsureds in pockets of the county, including: Riverhead (36.4%), Greenport (35.1%), a section of Brentwood (31.6%), a section of Central Islip (32.3) and Wyandanch (30.6%), Note, too, that the areas with the higher rates of uninsureds also have higher concentrations of Latino families.

Unacceptable in a nation that bills itself as 'exceptional', no?

Check out the NYTimes' Mapping Uninsured Americans widget. 

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