Texas had the highest rate of uninsured residents of any state in the country, according to a report released today in anticipation of Cover the Uninsured Week, which will run May 1 to 8. According to the report, prepared by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center at the University of Minnesota, 27% of adult residents in Texas were uninsured. New Mexico and Louisiana had the next highest rate of uninsured residents, each with 23%. Minnesota had the lowest uninsured rate at 7%, followed by Hawaii, Delaware and the District of Columbia, each with 9%. The report found that in eight states, at least one in five working adults did not have insurance and in 39 states at least one in 10 working adults had no health insurance. The report used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2003 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a national telephone survey of preventive and health-risk behaviors. View the report. -- by Tony Fong
Report outlines state-by-state uninsured
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