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New Analysis Finds Southern States Have Lowest Insurance Coverage

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An analysis by NiceRX found where in the country the most people are uninsured. Using data from datausa.io which gave the percentage of the population of each state that was uninsured, they identified the places that have the most and least health cover, as well as cost where the most people avoid visiting the doctors due to financial difficulties.

Mississippi is the state with the highest proportion of its adult population that has not seen a doctor for a year due to financial concerns, with as many as 19.2% of people falling into this category.

The proportion of adults in each state that have avoided seeing the doctor for twelve months or more due to the cost of appointments was as follows:
1. Mississippi – 19.2%
2. Texas – 17.9%
3. Louisiana – 17.6%
4. Florida – 16.6%
4. Georgia – 16.6%
6. Alabama – 16.4%
7. North Carolina – 16.2%
8. Nevada – 16.0%
9. South Carolina – 15.8%
10. Oklahoma – 15.4%

The states with the least health insurance cover (ten with the largest proportion of uninsured residents):
1. Texas – 17.3%
2. Oklahoma – 14.2%
3. Alaska – 13.7%
4. Georgia – 13.4%
5. Florida – 12.9%
6. Wyoming – 12.3%
7. Mississippi – 12.0%
8. Nevada – 11.2%
9. South Carolina – 11.0%
10. North Carolina – 10.7%

The state capitals with the least health insurance
1. Trenton, NJ – 18.20%
2. Nashville, TN – 15.20%
3. Santa Fe, NM – 14.80%

The states with the most health cover by health insurance:
1. Massachusetts – 97.20%
2. Hawaii – 96.15%
3. Minnesota – 95.61%
4. Vermont –
5. Rhode Island – 95.38%
6. Iowa – 95.29%
7. Michigan – 94.38%
8. Kentucky – 94.62%
9. Wisconsin – 94.59%
10. Delaware – 94.59%

The state capitals where the most people have health insurance
1. Montpelier, VT – 97.60%
2. Honolulu, HI – 96.51%
3. Boston, MA – 96.38%

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