Quick Statistics on the Uninsured in Texas and the U.S.

Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, Texas (2009-2010) 

  • Employer - 45%
  • Individual - 4%
  • Medicaid - 16%
  • Medicare - 9%
  • Other public - 1%
  • Uninsured - 25%

Health Insurance Coverage of Nonelderly (0-64) Population, Texas (2009-2010) 

  • Employer - 49%
  • Individual - 4%
  • Medicaid - 16%
  • Other public - 3%
  • Uninsured - 27%

Facts 

  • 34% of children live in poverty in Texas
  • 21% of adults (19-64)live in poverty in Texas
  • 17% of elderly live in poverty in Texas

Working age (18-64) Uninsured by Gender, Texas (2009-2010) 

  • Female - 26%
  • Male - 29%

Nonelderly (ages 0-64) Uninsured by Family Work Status, Texas (2009-2010) 

  • At least 1 full time worker - 24%
  • Part time workers - 45%
  • Nonworkers- 36%
  • Total - 27%

Percent of Private Sector Establishments that Offer Health Insurance to Employees, 2010 

  • Texas - 51%
  • U.S. - 53.8%

Comparison of Texas Uninsured Population to U.S. Uninsured Population 

 

 

Texas Uninsured  

U.S. Uninsured  

     

Uninsured total population

25%

16%

     

Uninsured children

17%

10%

     

All adults uninsured, 19-64 years of age

33%

22%

     

Uninsured women
19-64

30%

20%

     

Uninsured men
19-64

35%

24%

     

Nonelderly uninsured- at least one full-time worker

24%

15%

     

Nonelderly uninsured by gender

Male - 29%
Female - 26%

Male - 20%
Female - 17%

     

Nonelderly uninsured by race/ethnicity

White - 17%
Black - 26%
Hispanic - 38%

White - 12%
Black - 22%
Hispanic - 32%

     

Uninsured rates for the nonelderly by age

Children 18 and under - 17%
Adults 19-64 - 33%

Children 18 and under - 10%
Adults 19-64 - 22%

     

Distribution of the nonelderly with employer coverage by age, states (2009-2010), U.S. (2009)

Children 18 and under - 28%
Adults 19-64 - 72%

Children 18 and under - 26%
Adults 19-64 - 74%

Source: Kaiser State Health Facts, 2010 


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