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Zogby Poll: 26% of Americans say at least one family member lost health insurance coverage in past year

UTICA, N.Y. -- Twenty-six percent of U.S. adults report that at least one member of their immediate family lost their health insurance coverage within the past year, a new Zogby Interactive poll shows.

Somewhat more likely to have lost coverage are those in households earning $35,000 and less (37%) and First GlobalsTM those 18-29 years old (35%). Nineteen percent of families earning $100,000 or more also had someone lose coverage during that period, as did 18% of the families of the Private Generation, those 65 and older.

There were also differences based on party affiliation, as a third of Democrats (32%) reported a family member losing coverage, compared to 19% of Republicans. Independents mirrored the overall sample, with 27% saying an immediate family member lost health insurance within the past year.