Advocates for the uninsured
have argued that Texas could grant insurance coverage to more than 800,000 adults living in poverty here if the state were to expand Medicaid - an optional tenet of the federal health law.
The overall uninsured
rate for people under age 65 continued to improve this year, but not as quickly as it has in the past few years.
The states with the lowest uninsured
rates are Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, Washington, D.
According to WalletHub's study, the state with the lowest uninsured
rate is Massachusetts, which pioneered health-care reform, followed by Vermont, Hawaii, the District of Columbia and Minnesota.
Of 32 million uninsured
patients at the start of 2015, 16 million (49%) were eligible for state or federal government assistance through Medicaid or the ACA.
motorist bodily injury is part of the state minimum car insurance requirements in more than 20 states.
rate declined at a slightly slower pace following the second open enrollment period of the federal exchanges compared with the first.
This is a historical drop in the uninsured
, and nothing since the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid comes near to this type of change," Dr.
Nationally, the number of uninsured
drivers peaked at 29.
There is evidence that uninsured
drivers are more likely to be involved in road traffic collisions and to be engaged in other criminal activity.
Yet there is some cause for optimism, with the number of claims involving uninsured
vehicles having fallen by almost 13% in the last two years.
Public hospitals saw the greatest share of uninsured