Unemployment, pricey coverage resulting in more uninsured adults

According to numbers released last week, the percentage of Alabamians without health insurance, while still barely below the national average of 16.2 percent, has risen 4.3 percent in the last two years to 15.9 percent.

Alabama adults between the ages of 18 and 64 are feeling the brunt of the increase, said Jim Carnes, communications director for Alabama Arise, because "we do such a good job covering children and the federal government does such a good job covering seniors."

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