With ample job losses since the start of 2020, more Americans are uninsured than in recent memory. Being without health insurance takes on new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many Americans more vulnerable than before. According to a report by WalletHub, a personal finance website, nine of the top 10 cities with the highest rates of uninsured residents are in Texas.
The study compared overall insurance rates of 548 U.S. cities from 2019 census data, measuring within the “city proper,” and excluding greater metro areas. Health insurance rates by age, ethnicity and income were also measured.
Washington, D.C., ranked first for large cities with the lowest uninsured rates, with less than 4% of adults being uninsured, followed by Seattle, San Francisco, Boston and Honolulu. Houston topped the other end of the list for highest uninsured rates among large cities, with an uninsured rate of more than 28%.