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Upstate New York Has Fewer Uninsured

Excellus executive says we are ahead of the country.
In Upstate New York, 8.4 percent of people do not have health insurance. That compares to 11.4 percent of people statewide and 15.4 percent of people across the country.

Jim Reed, an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield vice-president, said that's because our health care providers are far ahead when it comes to collaboration and holding down costs. 

It's unclear how the Affordable Care Act will impact how many people are insured in Upstate New York. In Monroe County, about 50,000 people did not have health insurance in 2012. The largest group of uninsured are people in their twenties.

Watch Reed's interview with Rachel Barnhart on News 8 First at 4 by clicking the video above.
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