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Figure 3-1: Percent of Population Under 200 Percent of Poverty Uninsured, Metropolitan Areas, 1999 (Text Description)

The figure is a graph showing the percentage of uninsured in metropolitan statistical areas, by region of the Nation. In the Northeast, Jersey City had the highest rate of uninsured, at roughly 45 percent. Next were Hartford, New York, and Newark, between 33 and 40 percent. Albany, Boston, Philadelphia, and Rochester had uninsured rates between 20 and 30 percent. Syracuse, Worcester, and Springfield had uninsured rates between 10 and 20 percent. In the South, Augusta had the highest rate of uninsured, at more than 55 percent. Miami and Fort Lauderdale had uninsured rates between 43 and 47 percent. Little Rock, Washington, DC, and Tampa had uninsured rates between 30 and 40 percent. Atlanta, Greenville, and Memphis had uninsured rates between 20 and 30 percent. Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville had uninsured rates between 10 and 20 percent. In the Midwest, Chicago had the highest rate of uninsured, at more than 35 percent. Madison exceeded 30 percent. Grand Rapids, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Lansing had uninsured rates between 20 and 30 percent. Des Moines and St. Louis had uninsured rates between 10 and 20 percent. In the West, San Francisco had the highest rate of uninsured, approaching 50 percent, followed by Los Angeles and Denver, both in the mid-40 percent range. Oakland, Portland, San Diego, and Tucson had uninsured rates between 30 and 40 percent. Spokane, Fresno, Salt Lake City, and Honolulu had uninsured rates between 20 and 30 percent. In Tacoma, the rate of uninsured was roughly 15 percent.

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