The Geography of the Uninsured

Uninsured_2005 The Monkey Cage has a fascinating map of the where the uninsured are in the country.

What explains these stark geographic differences? I say unions and illegal Immigration. States with strong unions and low illegal immigration are clearly the winners on this map.

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  1. Another factor that I saw in looking at dark spots in lighter clusters? You’re seeing university towns where, presumably, far too many students go without health insurance.
    See Tippecanoe and Monroe counties in Indiana — the homes of Purdue University and Indiana University? Can’t miss those two dark spots.
    *sigh*

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