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

Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, Texas (2014)

  • Employer - 48%
  • Other private - 7%
  • Medicaid - 16%
  • Medicare - 11%
  • Other public - 3%
  • Uninsured - 16%

Health Insurance Coverage of Nonelderly (0-64) Population, Texas (2014)

  • Employer -53%
  • Other private - 7%
  • Medicaid - 17%
  • Other public - 4%
  • Uninsured - 18%

Working age (19-64) Uninsured by Gender, Texas (2014)

  • Female - 21%
  • Male - 22%

Nonelderly (ages 0-64) Uninsured by Family Work Status, Texas (2014)

  • At least 1 full time worker - 76%
  • Part time workers - 9%
  • Nonworkers- 14%
  • Total - 100%

Percent of Private Sector Establishments that Offer Health Insurance to Employees, 2014

  • Texas - 45.8%
  • U.S. - 45.7%

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

Uninsured total population
Texas Uninsured: 16%
U.S. Uninsured: 9%

Uninsured children
Texas Uninsured: 9% 
U.S. Uninsured: 5%  

All adults uninsured, 19-64 years of age
Texas Uninsured: 22%
U.S. Uninsured: 13%

Uninsured women 19-64 
Texas Uninsured: 21%
U.S. Uninsured: 11%

Uninsured men 19-64
Texas Uninsured: 22%
U.S. Uninsured: 14%

Nonelderly uninsured- at least one full-time worker
Texas Uninsured: 76%
U.S. Uninsured: 74%

Nonelderly uninsured by race/ethnicity
Texas Uninsured
White - 29% 
Black - 11% 
Hispanic - 56% 
Other - 4%

U.S. Uninsured
White - 45% 
Black - 15% 
Hispanic - 32% 
Other - 8%  

Uninsured rates for the nonelderly by age
Texas Uninsured
Children 18 and under - 16% 
Adults 19-64 - 84%

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

Distribution of the nonelderly with employer coverage by age
Texas Uninsured
Children 18 and under - 26% 
Adults 19-64 - 74%

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

Source: Kaiser State Health Facts, 2015