Baldwin’s uninsured may reach 23 percent

As many as 23 percent of Baldwin County’s children and working-age adults may lack health insurance, according to figures issued this week by the Census Bureau. In Mobile County, the number could reach 17.7 percent.

The new figures — based on 2006 projections for all U.S. counties — come at a time that President Barack Obama pushes for extensive changes in America’s health care system.

Theresa Atkins, development director at Victory Health Partners in Mobile, a medical clinic that treats those without insurance, said she believes the numbers have swelled during the economic difficulties of the past two years

Baldwin’s uninsured may reach 23 percent