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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