More Americans lack health coverage today than they did four years ago, according to findings released Tuesday by Gallup. But more young adults are less likely to be uninsured.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index poll of 1,000 adult Americans reveals the uninsured rate was 17 percent or higher in most months in 2011, and climbed to a 17.7 percent monthly average in December. That’s a tie with July 2011 for the highest on record.

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