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Texas Has Highest Percentage of People Without Health Insurance

CDC/ Debora Cartagena

Texas continues to lead the country in the percentage of uninsured people under 65. That has been a trend for at least the last five years.

The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show more than one in four people under 65 did not have health insurance – that was more than 5.7 million people in 2011.

Two South Texas counties had the highest rates of uninsured people. Among urban counties, Hidalgo County had the highest rate – with 39 percent of people under 65 without health insurance in 2011.

Maverick County had the highest rate of uninsured (35 percent) among medium-sized populations.

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