At least 20 million working Americans did not have health insurance in 2002, and in six states at least one in five working adults was uninsured, according to a state-by-state analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 38 other states, at least one working adult in every 10 did not have health insurance. The analysis of the characteristics of the uninsured was commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and released in anticipation of Cover the Uninsured Week, which starts May 10. Texas had the highest rate of uninsured adults overall, 31.2%, and the highest rate of uninsured working adults, 26.9%. Louisiana and Mississippi had the next highest rates of uninsured working adults, 23.2% and 22.4%, respectively. States with the lowest rates were Minnesota (6.5%), Hawaii (7%) and Maryland (8.1%). Download the report. -- by Tony Fong
For 20 million Americans, a job but no insurance
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