Top 10 states with the highest uninsured rate

September 21, 2017

Here are the top 10 states with the highest uninsured rate, according to personal-finance website WalletHub.

 

As the fate of the nation’s uninsured rate remains ill-defined in the midst of the new administration’s policies, personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of the top cities and states with the highest and lowest uninsured rates for 2017.

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“The future of American healthcare continues to be hazy. We have conducted this study for a number of years since the ACA has been in place, and will continue to do so as long as it is the law of the land,” says WalletHub Analyst, Jill Gonzalez. 

WalletHub’s analysts compared the rates for 547 U.S. cities and the 50 states, in addition to a breakdown by age, race/ethnicity and income level. Here are the top 10 states, according to the report, with the highest uninsured rate.

 

 

 

 

#10 Louisiana

Louisiana has the 10th highest uninsured rate at 10.26%, which has dropped 7.55% since 2010. It has the eighth highest adult uninsured rate in the country at 12.60%and the third highest uninsured rate for the Hispanic population at 30.40%. 

 


 

 

 

#9 North Carolina

This state has the ninth highest uninsured rate at 10.43%, with the fifth highest uninsured rate for the Hispanic population at 29.60% and the ninth highest rate for low-income households at 15.86%. 

 

 

 

 

#8  Nevada

This state has the eighth highest uninsured rate at 11.37%. It has the seventh highest uninsured rate for children and adults at 6.80% and 12.76%, respectively. 

 


 

 

 

 

#7 Wyoming

Nicknamed “The Equality State,” Wyoming has the seventh highest uninsured rate at 11.55%, with the third highest children uninsured rate at 8.80% and the highest uninsured rate for its white population at 10.10%. 

 


 

 

 

 

#6 Mississippi

At uninsured rate at 11.84%, “The Magnolia State” as it is known, has the sixth highest uninsured rate. It also has the highest uninsured rate for the white population at 9.90%.

 

 

 

 

 

#5 Florida

Florida has the fifth highest uninsured rate at 12.54%, with the ninth highest uninsured rate for the black population at 14.30% and fourth highest rate for high-income households at 5.90%. 

 


 

 

 

 

#4 Georgia

This state has the fourth highest rate at 12.94%, with the highest uninsured rate for the Hispanic population at 32.50% and the second highest rate for low-income households at 19.74%.

 

 

 

 

 

#3 Oklahoma

The uninsured rate in this state is 13.77%, making it the state with the third highest uninsured rate. Oklahoma has the second highest rate for both low and high income households at 19% and 6.10%, respectively.

 

 

 

 

#2 Alaska

Alaska has the second highest rate at 14.01%. It has the highest uninsured rate for children at 10% and the highest rate for high-income households at 9.20%. 

 

 

 

 

#1 Texas

“The Lone Star State” has the highest uninsured rate in the country at 16.60%, with the highest rate for adults at 19.27% and the highest uninsured rate for low-income households at 24.63%.

 

 

 

 

Here are the top five states with the lowest uninsured rates, according to the report:

#5 Iowa, 4.26%

#4  Minnesota, 4.12%

#3 Vermont, 3.72%

#2 Hawaii, 3.53%

#1 Massachusetts, 2.54%