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Finger Lakes, Upstate NY less uninsured

A new study by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield finds that the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York as a whole experience far lower uninsured rates than the state and national averages.

Specifically, the rate, pulled from analysis of new US Census data, stood at 3.62 percent in the Finger Lakes Region, with an upstate average of 3.95 percent. The entire state of New York clocked in at 6.06 percent, with a national average of 8.58 percent. The findings indicate a higher access to health care in the region, attributed to highly accessible community nonprofit health services, such as Sodus Community Health and Finger Lakes Community Health.

The study takes from reports from counties with a population of 64,000 or more. While this covers approximately 84 percent of the New York population, several counties—such as Seneca at 34,000, Yates at 25,000 and Schuyler at 18,000—were not factored into the survey.

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