Special Report

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

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11. South Carolina
> Adults under 65 with no health insurance: 12.2%
> Preventable hospitalizations: 3,797 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 17.8% — 20th highest
> Poverty rate: 14.6% — 9th highest
> Population: 5,190,705

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10. North Carolina
> Adults under 65 with no health insurance: 12.4%
> Preventable hospitalizations: 4,096 per 100,000 people — 19th highest
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 18.5% — 14th highest
> Poverty rate: 13.4% — 15th highest
> Population: 10,551,162

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9. Alaska
> Adults under 65 with no health insurance: 12.9%
> Preventable hospitalizations: 2,509 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 15.7% — 19th lowest
> Poverty rate: 10.5% — 12th lowest
> Population: 732,673

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8. Arizona
> Adults under 65 with no health insurance: 12.9%
> Preventable hospitalizations: 2,666 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 18.3% — 15th highest
> Poverty rate: 12.8% — 19th highest
> Population: 7,276,316

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7. Nevada
> Adults under 65 with no health insurance: 13.7%
> Preventable hospitalizations: 3,749 per 100,000 people — 25th highest
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.1% — 10th highest
> Poverty rate: 14.1% — 11th highest
> Population: 3,143,991

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