The share of Minnesotans without health insurance fell sharply for the second straight year in 2015, reaching 4.5 percent, the
An estimated 244,000 Minnesotans lacked health insurance in 2015, according to census estimates. That's down almost half from 2013, when 440,000 were uninsured.
The drop came as coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act kicked in, subjecting individuals to tax penalties if they didn't purchase health insurance.
"It is fairly easy to lose ground if you are not maintaining the programs and funding them," said
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