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Hawaii 2nd Lowest Uninsured Rate in USA
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2018’s State Uninsured Rates

Wallet Hub October 11, 2018

Having health insurance is vital to the well-being of your family and your wallet. It not only ensures that you have access to the care you need, but it also can significantly reduce your out-of-pocket medical expenses, the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the U.S.

After the passage of the Affordable Care Act — dubbed “Obamacare” — the uninsured rate for all adult Americans dipped to a historic low of 10.9% in the last quarter of 2016, according to Gallup. But the uninsured rate is back on the rise and was 12.2% in the fourth quarter of 2017. According to a study by the Commonwealth Fund it now sits at 15.5%.

With the ACA still in place but uninsured rates rising, WalletHub measured the post-Obamacare uninsured rates in each of the 50 states. For an even broader perspective of those rates, they broke the national figures down to categories such as race and income level. In addition, they conducted the same analysis at the city level

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Overall Rank* State Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2017 2017 Children’s Uninsured Rate 2017 Adults’ Uninsured Rate 2017 Whites’ Uninsured Rate 2017 Blacks’ Uninsured Rate 2017 Hispanics’ Uninsured Rate 2017 Low-Income Households’ Uninsured Rate 2017 High-Income Households’ Uninsured Rate
(1 = Lowest) (Rank) (Rank) (Rank) (Rank) (Rank) (Rank) (Rank)
2 Hawaii -4.04% 2.20% 4.35% 4.10% 1.40% 4.50% 5.61% 2.70%
-4 -2 -11 -1 -1 -3 -8

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