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Almost a quarter of adults in south central states — Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas — lack health care coverage. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Fewer Americans lack health insurance — but the gap remains wide, especially in some pro-Trump states.

The number of uninsured declined to 28.3 million in the first quarter, down from 29.3 last year — and 48.6 million in 2010, the year the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by then-President Barack Obama, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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