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Healthcare Insurance, Where Does Your City Rank? Weston #218

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With the national uninsured rate at a record low of 8.6 percent and the topic of healthcare reform likely to be argued in the upcoming presidential debates, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Uninsured Rates by City and State.

WalletHub’s analysts compared the rates for 548 U.S. cities as well as the 50 states then broke down the figures by age, race/ethnicity and income level. The following are some highlights from the reports:

States with the Lowest Uninsured Rates States with the Highest Uninsured Rates
1 Massachusetts (2.82%) 41 Wyoming (11.53%)
2 Vermont (3.82%) 42 Montana (11.65%)
3 Hawaii (3.97%) 43 Louisiana (11.95%)
4 Minnesota (4.51%) 44 Nevada (12.28%)
5 Iowa (5.03%) 45 Mississippi (12.69%)
6 Wisconsin (5.66%) 46 Florida (13.33%)
7 Rhode Island (5.71%) 47 Georgia (13.85%)
8 Delaware (5.85%) 48 Oklahoma (13.90%)
9 Connecticut (5.95%) 49 Alaska (14.86%)
10 West Virginia (5.95%) 50 Texas (17.10%)

 

Cities with the Lowest Uninsured Rates Cities with the Highest Uninsured Rates
1 Pleasanton, CA (1.17%) 539 Mesquite, TX (23.88%)
2 Cambridge, MA (1.30%) 540 Pasadena, TX (24.64%)
3 Naperville, IL (1.44%) 541 Mission, TX (24.75%)
4 Highlands Ranch, CO (1.45%) 542 Edinburg, TX (24.76%)
5 Newton, MA (1.47%) 543 McAllen, TX (25.05%)
6 Fishers, IN (1.57%) 544 Elizabeth, NJ (25.66%)
7 Quincy, MA (1.62%) 545 Laredo, TX (26.01%)
8 Milpitas, CA (1.98%) 546 Union City, NJ (26.41%)
9 Alameda, CA (2.20%) 547 Brownsville, TX (29.36%)
10 Waldorf, MD (2.33%) 548 Pharr, TX (33.68%)

 

Richie Bernardo For a WalletHub News Release posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com Oct. 11, 2016

WalletHub is the first-ever website to offer free credit scores and full credit reports that are updated on a daily basis. But we consider that just an appetizer, as we’ve built the brain of an artificially intelligent financial advisor that will truly leave your wallet full. WalletHub’s brain performs three primary functions, providing: 1) Customized credit-improvement advice; 2) Personalized savings alerts; and 3) 24/7 wallet surveillance. Such features are supplemented by more reviews of financial products, professionals and companies than any other website offers and a diverse community of subject matter experts. WalletHub is owned by Evolution Finance, Inc. and is based in Washington, DC.

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