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

Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, Texas (2016)

  • Employer - 49%
  • Non-group - 6%
  • Medicaid - 16%
  • Medicare - 11%
  • Other public - 2%
  • Uninsured - 15%

Health Insurance Coverage of Nonelderly (0-64) Population, Texas (2016)

  • Employer -55%
  • Other private - 7%
  • Medicaid - 18%
  • Other public - 4%
  • Uninsured - 17%

Working age (19-64) Uninsured by Gender, Texas (2016)

  • Female - 19%
  • Male - 22%

Nonelderly (ages 0-64) Uninsured by Family Work Status, Texas (2016)

  • At least 1 full time worker - 79%
  • Part time workers - 9%
  • Nonworkers- 12%
  • Total - 100%

Percent of Private Sector Establishments that Offer Health Insurance to Employees, 2016

  • Texas - 47.6%
  • U.S. - 45.3%

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

Uninsured total population
Texas Uninsured: 15%
U.S. Uninsured: 9%

Uninsured children
Texas Uninsured: 10% 
U.S. Uninsured: 5%  

All adults uninsured, 19-64 years of age
Texas Uninsured: 21%
U.S. Uninsured: 12%

Uninsured women 19-64 
Texas Uninsured: 19%
U.S. Uninsured: 11%

Uninsured men 19-64
Texas Uninsured: 22%
U.S. Uninsured: 13%

Nonelderly uninsured- at least one full-time worker
Texas Uninsured: 79%
U.S. Uninsured: 75%

Nonelderly uninsured by race/ethnicity
Texas Uninsured
White - 23% 
Black - 11% 
Hispanic - 62% 
Other - 4%

U.S. Uninsured
White - 44% 
Black - 15% 
Hispanic - 33% 
Other - 8%  

Uninsured rates for the nonelderly by age
Texas Uninsured
Children 18 and under - 18% 
Adults 19-64 - 82%

U.S. Uninsured
Children 18 and under - 15% 
Adults 19-64 - 85%  

Distribution of the nonelderly with employer coverage by age
Texas
Children 18 and under - 27% 
Adults 19-64 - 73%

U.S.
Children 18 and under - 25% 
Adults 19-64 - 75%  

Source: Kaiser State Health Facts, 2016

Last Updated On

December 19, 2017

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