In news that should be unsurprising, Massachusetts has the lowest percentage of residents without health insurance in the country.
A study from WalletHub looked at each state’s number of uninsured residents in 2014, as well as the change in percentage of insured citizens between 2010—when Obamacare reforms began—and 2014. At 3.28 percent, Massachusetts has the lowest number of residents without health insurance, as well as the smallest rate of change since Obamacare’s rollout (1.13 percent). Texas came in last, with about 19 percent of its inhabitants uninsured—well above the national average of 11.7 percent.
The findings are not shocking, since the Massachusetts Health Care Reform has required most adults in the Commonwealth to have health insurance since 2006. As such, Massachusetts health insurance rates have been among the best in the country for years.
In addition to overall health insurance rates, WalletHub analyzed figures across a number of different demographics. Other data points for Massachusetts include:
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