Characteristics of the Uninsured: A View From the States

Characteristics of the Uninsured: A View From the States

According to Characteristics of the Uninsured: A View From the States (49 pages, PDF), the number of uninsured Americans varies from state to state, with the highest uninsurance rates in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Nevada; and the lowest in Minnesota, Hawaii, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. A significant percentage of uninsured adults live in households with at least one child, with a high of 61 percent in Utah and a low of 31 percent in the District of Columbia. Prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center of the University of Minnesota, the report found that a large portion of the workforce in most states lacks health care.