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Minnesota’s uninsured rate drops 40 percent under Affordable Care Act

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ST. PAUL -- The first comprehensive look at how the federal Affordable Care Act has changed health insurance in Minnesota shows a 40 percent decline in the number of people lacking coverage between September and May.

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Released Wednesday, the study from University of Minnesota researchers estimates that 180,500 uninsured people found coverage during the time period, dropping the state’s uninsured rate from 8.2 percent to 4.9 percent.

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