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Texas is the least insured state in the US, study finds


DORCHESTER, MA - APRIL 11:  Dr. Elizabeth Maziarka reads a blood pressure gauge during an examination of patient June Mendez at the Codman Square Health Center April 11, 2006 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled to sign a health care reform bill April 12 that would make it the first state in the nation to require all its citizens have some form of health insurance.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
DORCHESTER, MA - APRIL 11: Dr. Elizabeth Maziarka reads a blood pressure gauge during an examination of patient June Mendez at the Codman Square Health Center April 11, 2006 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled to sign a health care reform bill April 12 that would make it the first state in the nation to require all its citizens have some form of health insurance. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Having health insurance not only ensures that you have access to the care you need, but it also can significantly reduce your out-of-pocket medical expenses. Plus, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rage across the U.S., 2020 is a year that you don’t want to be without health insurance.

According to data from WalletHub, Texas is at the very bottom of the list at number 50 when it comes to the national rate of people without health insurance.

In order to measure the rates of uninsured by state, WalletHub compared the overall insurance rates in the 50 states in 2019 using U.S. Census Bureau data. In addition to comparing overall insurance rates, they examined the state rates based on age, race and income.

On the other end of the spectrum, the state of Massachusetts took the list’s number one rank, making it the state where the most people are insured in the US.

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WalletHub also compared the uninsured rates for 548 cities in the US, which 8 of the very bottom cities on the list come from the Lone Star State alone.

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