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24/7 Wall St.: The 10 States Dying for Health Coverage

9. Georgia

Excess deaths from a lack of insurance (per 100,000): 11.95
Pct. of population uninsured: 19.7% (5th highest)
Pct. living below the poverty line: 17.9% (tied for 9th highest)
Life expectancy at birth: 77.09 years (10th lowest)

With a 10.2% unemployment rate in 2010 and 17.9% of residents living below the poverty line, many Georgians simply cannot afford health care. Additionally, the state of Georgia spent just $5,467 on health care in 2009, the third-lowest figure among all states that year. The state’s ability to provide for its residents is limited. Just 16% of Georgians were in the state Medicaid program in 2010, far lower than many other states.

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