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2016’s Cities & States with the Highest & Lowest Uninsured Rates

WalletHub's latest findings may surprise you.

WalletHub, a personal finance website just released an in-depth analysis of the highest and lowest uninsured rates by city and state for 2016.

With the national uninsured rate for health coverage at a record low of 8.6% as per WalletHub, it's time to take a closer look into this trend and where the uninsured rates are the highest and lowest to make changes nationwide.

This topic is of great interest these days more than ever, due in part to the presidential campaigns and debates. Voters care about the future of healthcare and how they can get better coverage for themselves and their families.

Here is a summary of WalletHub's findings which was determined by city population size, age group, race/ethnicity, and household income, and was collected from the United States Census Bureau. Is your city or state featured as the highest or lowest when it comes to uninsured rates? If so, does your personal situation match the analytic findings?

States with the Lowest Uninsured Rates:

1. Massachusetts (2.82%)

2. Vermont (3.82%)

3. Hawaii (3.97%)

4. Minnesota (4.51%)

5. Iowa (5.03%)

6. Wisconsin (5.66%)

7. Rhode Island (5.71%)

8. Delaware (5.85%)

9. Connecticut (5.95%)

10. West Virginia (5.95%)

States with the Highest Uninsured Rates:

41. Wyoming (11.53%)

42. Montana (11.65%)

43. Louisiana (11.95%)

44. Nevada (12.28%)

45. Mississippi (12.69%)

46. Florida (13.33%)

47. Georgia (13.85%)

48. Oklahoma (13.90%)

49. Alaska (14.86%)

50. Texas (17.10%)

See all state findings here.

Cities with the Lowest Uninsured Rates:

1. Pleasanton, CA (1.17%)

2. Cambridge, MA (1.30%)

3. Naperville, IL (1.44%)

4. Highlands Ranch, CO (1.45%)

5. Newton, MA (1.47%)

6. Fishers, IN (1.57%)

7. Quincy, MA (1.62%)

8. Milpitas, CA (1.98%)

9. Alameda, CA (2.20%)

10. Waldorf, MD (2.33%)

Cities with the Highest Uninsured Rates:

539. Mesquite, TX (23.88%)

540. Pasadena, TX (24.64%)

541. Mission, TX (24.75%)

542. Edinburg, TX (24.76%)

543. McAllen, TX (25.05%)

545. Laredo, TX (26.01%)

546. Union City, NJ (26.41%)

547. Brownsville, TX (29.36%)

548. Pharr, TX (33.68%)

See all city results here.

These results are important due to the rising costs of healthcare and the burden many families without coverage are facing. Does your family have health insurance? You can find a health plan that's quality and affordable thanks to the Affordable Care Act, AKA ObamaCare.

Learn more about it and how you can help protect yourself and your family.

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