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21 States Where the Most People Don't Have Health Insurance

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16. Missouri
> Adults under 65 with no health insurance: 11.3%
> Preventable hospitalizations: 4,155 per 100,000 people — 18th highest
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 17.6% — 22nd highest
> Poverty rate: 12.7% — 20th highest
> Population: 6,168,187

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15. South Dakota
> Adults under 65 with no health insurance: 11.4%
> Preventable hospitalizations: 3,539 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 15.1% — 15th lowest
> Poverty rate: 12.3% — 22nd highest
> Population: 895,376

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14. Alabama
> Adults under 65 with no health insurance: 11.8%
> Preventable hospitalizations: 4,875 per 100,000 people — 5th highest
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.4% — 6th highest
> Poverty rate: 16.1% — 7th highest
> Population: 5,039,877

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13. Tennessee
> Adults under 65 with no health insurance: 11.9%
> Preventable hospitalizations: 4,331 per 100,000 people — 11th highest
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.3% — 9th highest
> Poverty rate: 13.6% — 14th highest
> Population: 6,975,218

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12. New Mexico
> Adults under 65 with no health insurance: 12.0%
> Preventable hospitalizations: 2,723 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.0% — 11th highest
> Poverty rate: 18.4% — 3rd highest
> Population: 2,115,877

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