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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — About 13 percent of Utah residents went without health insurance in 2012, according to new numbers from the state Health Department.
The Department of Health said Monday that data from a state survey show 376,600 people, or 13.2 percent of the state's population, were uninsured last year.
The rate is largely unchanged from 2011, when 377,000 people or 13.4 percent had no health coverage.
The data shows about 9 percent of Utah children were uninsured last year, and more than 48,000 were uninsured and living below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, which made them eligible for the government-sponsored Children's Health Insurance Program or Medicaid.
In a statement Monday, Health Department Director David Patton encouraged families with uninsured children see if they qualify for those government programs.