Counties with highest rates of uninsured people in 2006

NOTE (01/2020): PolicyMap no longer publishes SAHIE data.

As the nation debates the need for healthcare reform, a question worth asking is: where are the most uninsured populations? The Census’s Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) can provide some answers. They have county and state-level data for 2005 and 2006.

The Census’ Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) dataset produces model-based estimates of health insurance coverage for states and counties. This dataset is an estimate based on a model because data on health insurance coverage are not available elsewhere at this time. (A question on health insurance coverage has recently been added to the American Community Survey, but widespread reporting on that question is not yet available).

Estimated percent of uninsured people under the age of 65 in 2006

County, State Estimated percent of uninsured people under the age of 65
Terrell County, TX 46.9%
Edwards County, TX 45.9%
Hudspeth County, TX 44.2%
Jeff Davis County, TX 44.1%
Mason County, TX 43.5%
Sherman County, TX 43%
Cimarron County, OK 41.1%
McMullen County, TX 41.1%
St Bernard Parish, LA 40.8%
Briscoe County, TX 40.6%

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