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Report details findings on uninsured

Thursday, May 5, 2005

A report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, detailed their findings on the uninsured between the ages of 18 to 64:

- The problem is pervasive among workers in every state. States with the highest rates of uninsured residents among employed adults include Texas (27 percent), New Mexico (23 percent), Louisiana (23 percent), Florida (22 percent), Montana (21 percent), Oklahoma (21 percent), Nevada (20 percent) and Arkansas (20 percent). States with the lowest uninsured rates among employed adults include Minnesota (7 percent), Hawaii (9 percent), Delaware (9 percent) and the District of Columbia (9 percent).

- Uninsured adults are unable to see a doctor when needed. Nationally, 41 percent of uninsured adults report being unable to see a doctor when needed in the past 12 months, due to cost, compared to just nine percent of adults who have health care coverage.

- Uninsured adults are less likely to have a personal doctor of health care provider. Nationally, 56 percent of adults without health care coverage say they do not have a personal doctor or health care provider, compared with just 16 percent of people with health care coverage.

- Adults who are uninsured are much more likely to report being in poor or fair health than are adults who are uninsured. Nationally, one in five uninsured adults (20 percent) say their health is not fair or poor, compared with nearly one in nine adults with health coverage (12 percent).

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