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Everything’s bigger in Texas… including the number of uninsured

Massachusetts has the lowest percentage of residents without health coverage. 

Gallup this week released the results of a poll looking at uninsurance rates across the country. Massachusetts had by far the lowest percentage of uninsured with 5.3% (next best was Vermont with 9.2%). Texas had the highest percentage of uninsured, with 27.2% without coverage– over 1 in 4 residents!

Remember that a few years ago Massachusetts passed a health reform plan very similar to the Affordable Care Act, creating an insurance exchange and providing subsidies to those who can’t afford insurance on their own. Meanwhile, Texas has, well, this guy. Just saying.

For the full results of the poll and an interactive map of uninsurance rates by state, check out the Gallup article here.

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