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The number of people without health insurance fell in 2013, but Arizona’s rate of 17.1 percent uninsured remained stubbornly higher than the national average of 14.5 percent. (U.S. CENSUS BUREAU/Courtesy)

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Uninsured rate drops in Arizona, following national trend

WASHINGTON - The number of uninsured Arizonans fell last year to 17.1 percent of the state's population, but still remained higher than the national average, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.