New Census Data Sheds Light On Demographics, Health Insurance In Chicagoland

Health insurance site
Health insurance marketplace website, HealthCare.gov. Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
Health insurance site
Health insurance marketplace website, HealthCare.gov. Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

New Census Data Sheds Light On Demographics, Health Insurance In Chicagoland

New 2017 U.S. Census data released Thursday reveal that the percentage of Chicagoans without health insurance is rising and the population in the city and region is aging and becoming slightly less white overall.

Morning Shift speaks with WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities desk to break down the numbers. We also take calls from listeners with their questions and comments.

GUESTS: Alden Loury, senior editor for WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities desk

Odette Yousef, WBEZ reporter

Natalie Moore, WBEZ reporter