The Texas economy may be booming, but the Lone Star State also suffers from the country’s highest rate of uninsurance. How many people without health insurance live in Texas? Well, in one Texas metropolitan area, less than half of the residents have health insurance:
Texas is home to three of the top 10 metropolitan areas with the highest rates of uninsured people, topped by McAllen and two neighboring towns, where more than 50 percent of the residents have no health insurance, according to a new Gallup poll.
With just 49.5 percent of the people living in McAllen, Edinburg, or Mission, Texas having health insurance, it’s the only metro area in the country where a majority of people have no coverage. El Paso is number two on the list with a 31.8 percent uninsurance rate and Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown came in seventh with 24.9 percent.
Just something to think about this weekend…
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