Adults in the Northeast and Midwest are relatively well-insured. The rest of the country not so much.

More than one in four Texans under the age of 65 lacks health insurance, more than any other state in the nation. Florida is next, followed by Nevada, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Those results are from a new Census Bureau report released Thursday morning detailing health insurance rates at the state and county level. The report is a fascinating read if you’re into health policy and demographics, but we found one map—the first—especially interesting.

Health insurance coverage among working-age adults—those ages 18 to 64—split almost perfectly along geographic lines, with the Northeast and Midwest showing higher rates of coverage than the South and West. That map is below. And below that is a list of coverage estimates by state.

Interestingly, only two states saw insurance rates fall;19 saw an increase in insurance rates and the rest saw no significant change. Women had higher insurance rates than men, whites more than minorities, and the high-income more than low-income.


(Source: Census.)

(Source: Census.)
Niraj Chokshi reports for GovBeat, The Post's state and local policy blog.

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