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Warren County uninsured highest in state
Hospital CEO says local rate 20 percent
Karen Springer, Saint Thomas president and CEO
Warren County is home to the highest percentage of people without health insurance in Tennessee, according to a recent release of federal statistics.That news came from the top executive of Saint Thomas Health, the not-for-profit healthcare giant that has taken full ownership of McMinnville’s River Park Hospital. Karen Springer, Saint Thomas president and CEO, pointed to Warren County’s chart-topping uninsured rate during a recent forum on healthcare policy in Murfreesboro. Public radio WCPI 91.3 recorded the event for local broadcast this week.Springer was referring to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showing 20 percent of Warren County adults under the age of 65 have no health insurance.