A map released today by the New York Times shows, by county, the percentage of people without insurance across the United States. It’s pretty amazing, and the map shows that the North Country, relatively, is doing pretty well: Unlike other areas throughout the country (particularly it seems in the west and also in Alaska), where up to 40 percent aren’t insured, we’re keeping it under 12 percent and, in some areas, as low as 7.2 percent.
Here’s the list of our local counties:
Franklin County has 11.9 percent without insurance;
In St. Lawrence County, 11.3 percent of the population is uninsured;
Lewis county has 10.8 percent uninsured;
10.7 percent uninsured in Washington County.
Warren county has 10.4 percent uninsured.
Herkimer has 10.3 percent;
Essex County has 9.7 percent uninsured.
Jefferson County has 9.5 percent uninsured.
In Clinton County, 7.2 percent don’t have insurance.
Seven percent are uninsured in Hamilton County.
It’ll be interesting to see how these numbers change as the Affordable Care Act rolls out.