Nebraska's rate of people without health insurance held steady in 2018.

About 8.3% of the state's population was uninsured last year, according to Census figures, the same as in 2017.

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However, Nebraska's rank among the states for the number of uninsured people dropped from 28th in 2017 to 30th last year.

Among states bordering Nebraska, only Iowa and Colorado have lower rates of uninsured residents.


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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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