New Census Data Show Texas Stands to Gain Most from Health Reform
September 10, 2009
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New data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show that in 2008, Texas remained the state with the highest uninsured rate in the nation with an uninsured population that now tops 6 million people. With so many Texans lacking health security, Texas has more to gain than other states from national health reform legislation, which the Congressional Budget Office projects will cover 94 percent of Americans under age 65. Due to the steep rise in the state unemployment rate in 2009, Texasâ€™ uninsured population is most likely even larger today than these latest 2008 estimates indicate.