Cities with the highest (and lowest) uninsured rates – Lincoln Journal Star

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At the state level, Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the country at 17.7 percent, about twice as high as the national rate. Other states in the South and Southeast, including Oklahoma, Florida, and Georgia, also have high rates of uninsured residents. At the other end of the spectrum, Massachusetts has the lowest uninsured rate in the country, with just 2.8 percent of its residents lacking health insurance.

To determine the cities with the highest and lowest uninsured rates, researchers at Self Financialanalyzed the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureauand the CDC. The researchers ranked cities according to the share of residents without health insurance. Researchers also looked at the uninsured rate for individuals below the poverty line, the number of uninsured people, the number of uninsured children, and the percentage of adults reporting good physical health.

To improve relevance, only cities with at least 100,000 people were included in the analysis. Additionally, cities were grouped into the following cohorts based on population size:

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