Program eligibility is limited to those who have uninsured
auto fines that were delinquent prior to December 31, 2016.
rates among children increased at almost triple the rate in states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility, compared with those that did.
drivers are often involved in a wide range of criminal activities, police said.
In the 2016 report, the uninsured
rate nationally came in at 8.6 percent, with New York at 6.1 percent.
Among the 17 states with meaningful increases, the uninsured
rates for four states rose at least three percentage points: West Virginia, New Mexico, Iowa and Hawaii.
All of the other subgroups examined also had significant declines in uninsured
rates during the study period.
One of the few groups seeing a notably smaller decline in uninsured
rates was Americans living in poverty in states that chose not to expand Medicaid.
About 5 million Texans were uninsured
in 2014, or 19 percent.
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.C., and Minnesota; the highest uninsured
rates: Texas, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, and Oklahoma.
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More than a quarter of uninsured
patients at the start of 2015 were adults eligible for Medicaid or children eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program.