Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2021 Population
587,411
2.21% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
40.3
0.248% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
9.77%
2.19% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$71,285
6.05% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$197,200
3.41% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
294,563
1.85% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA had a population of 587k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $71,285. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA grew from 574,691 to 587,411, a 2.21% increase and its median household income grew from $67,219 to $71,285, a 6.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (75%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.58%), White (Hispanic) (2.88%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.83%).

None of the households in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are Harrisburg Area Community College (2,164 degrees awarded in 2021), Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (1,274 degrees), and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (1,127 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was $197,200, and the homeownership rate was 68.2%.

Most people in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Pennsylvania capitol building Fox Ridge Court, Harrisburg

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is home to a population of 587k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2021, 6.99% of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA residents were born outside of the country (41k people).

In 2021, there were 7.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (440k people) in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 26.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2021 Citizenship
96.7%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 96.7% of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    440k ± 898
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    60.1k ± 1.04k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    26.9k ± 702
7%
Hispanic Population
41.1k people

In 2021, there were 7.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (440k people) in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 26.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7% of the people in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are hispanic (41.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Pennsylvania.
Most Common Origin
  1. India
    98,153 ± 7,663 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    81,192 ± 6,974 people
  3. China
    66,978 ± 6,337 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 98,153 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 81,192 and China with 66,978.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
41k people
6.78%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
39k people

As of 2021, 6.99% of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA residents (41k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was 6.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,629 ± 700
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,059 ± 824
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,488 ± 649

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA employs 295k people. The largest industries in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (46,111 people), Retail Trade (33,145 people), and Manufacturing (24,462 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,492), and Utilities ($66,846).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,734. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

295k
2021 Value
± 4,904
1.85%
1 Year growth
± 2.37%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA grew at a rate of 1.85%, from 289k employees to 295k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (35,948 people), Management Occupations (28,839 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (26,942 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

295k
2021 Value
± 4,904
1.85%
1 Year growth
± 2.37%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA grew at a rate of 1.85%, from 289k employees to 295k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (46,111 people), Retail Trade (33,145 people), and Manufacturing (24,462 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, though some of these residents may live in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,142
Median earning men ± $790
$37,180
Median earning women ± $1,050

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,643), Public Administration ($69,753), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,448).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($57,506), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,612), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,714).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,689
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,371
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 3,179
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $6.97M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $3.88M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $3.61M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $110B
  2. $76.1B
  3. $43.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($76.1B) and Electronics ($43.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$722B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
103% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $722B. This is expected to increase 103% to $1.46T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $73.7B
  2. $72.6B
  3. $36B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.7B, followed by New York with $72.6B and Ohio and $36B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2021, universities in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA awarded 6,608 degrees. The student population of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 22,746 male students and 36,136 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are White (4,083 and 75.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (449 and 8.32%), Black or African American (388 and 7.19%), and Two or More Races (189 and 3.5%).

The largest universities in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA by number of degrees awarded are Harrisburg Area Community College (2,164 and 32.7%), Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (1,274 and 19.3%), and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (1,127 and 17.1%).

The most popular majors in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are General Business Administration & Management (450 and 6.81%), Registered Nursing (444 and 6.72%), and Computational & Applied Mathematics (372 and 5.63%).

The median tuition costs in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are $37,430 for private four year colleges, and $9,570 and $10,048 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 58,882 (38.6% men and 61.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 58,882 students enrolled in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, 38.6% men and 61.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 36,010 records, of which 62.5% were women and 37.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 175 degree-majors awarded
  2. 142 degree-majors awarded
  3. 98 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 175 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,164 degrees awarded
  2. 1,274 degrees awarded
  3. 1,127 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Harrisburg Area Community College with 2,164 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 2,593 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, which is 0.646 times less than the 4,015 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,083 degrees mean that there were 9.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 449 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($37,430) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,824) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($2,064) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.711% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.725% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (3.52M), Bachelors Degree (1.95M), and Some college (1.84M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was $197,200 in 2021, which is 0.805 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $190,700 to $197,200, a 3.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is 68.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is $71,285. In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $109,969, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $99,361 and $99,302.

Property

$197,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$2,269
$160,975
Median Property Taxes
±$2,922

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.2%
Homeownership
2021
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 68.2% of the housing units in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $109,969, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $99,361 and $99,302.

The following map shows all of the counties in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$71,285
Median Household Income
± $1,047
236k
Number of Households
± 3,663

In 2021, the median household income of the 236k households in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA grew to $71,285 from the previous year's value of $67,219.

The following chart displays the households in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2021, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.147% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (76.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.1%)
  3. Carpooled (7.44%)

In 2021, 76.6% of workers in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.1%) and those who carpooled to work (7.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.93% of the workforce in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (55.5k out of 569k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94.1% of the population of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA has health coverage, with 53.7% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Pennsylvania was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pennsylvania in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.93%
Uninsured
53.7%
Employer Coverage
13.3%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA grew by 3.27% from 5.74% to 5.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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