Texas Tops the Nation in Percentage Without Health Coverage

By  | 

DALLAS (AP) - Texas leads all states in the percentage of residents without health insurance.

That's according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Tuesday.

Texas had an uninsured rate of 24 percent for the years 2004 to 2006.

Following Texas were New Mexico and Florida, which both had uninsured rates topping 20 percent. Minnesota and Hawaii had the lowest uninsured rate at below ten percent.

The Census report says Texas has 5.5 million people without health insurance coverage.

Nationally, 45.1 million people have no health coverage.