Texas Still No. 1 … in Uninsured Adults

The latest report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control found Texas once again topping the list of large states with nearly 25 percent of our adult population uninsured in 2005. The national average is 16 percent.

The bright spot: Texas dropped to No. 2, behind Florida, for uninsured children with 18 percent. The national average is 10 percent. The authors attribute a national drop in uninsured children to the success of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) across the country. We note, however, that Texas' crawl from the basement doesn't take into account the huge drop in the state's CHIP enrollment at the beginning of 2006.

Read the full report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

Read the Dallas Morning News article on the report.

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Published in: on June 22, 2006 at 2:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

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