The Carolinas Rank Among 2020’s States with the Lowest Uninsured Rates

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With the national rate of people without health insurance on the rise in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Uninsured Rates by State.

WalletHub compared the rates for 548 U.S. cities and the 50 states, in addition to a breakdown by age, race/ethnicity and income level.

North Carolina came in at #41 in the nation and South Carolina came in at #40.

Uninsured Rates by State

Overall Rank*
(1 = Lowest)
State Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2019 2019 Children’s Uninsured Rate
(Rank)
2019 Adults’ Uninsured Rate
(Rank)
2019 Whites’ Uninsured Rate
(Rank)
2019 Blacks’ Uninsured Rate
(Rank)
2019 Hispanics’ Uninsured Rate
(Rank)
2019 Low-Income Households’ Uninsured Rate
(Rank)
2019 High-Income Households’ Uninsured Rate
(Rank)
1 Massachusetts -1.42% 1.52%
(1)
3.39%
(1)
2.33%
(1)
4.89%
(2)
5.81%
(2)
4.49%
(1)
1.87%
(1)
2 Rhode Island -8.08% 1.90%
(2)
4.68%
(3)
2.57%
(2)
9.24%
(26)
9.47%
(5)
6.15%
(4)
2.42%
(3)
3 Hawaii -3.73% 2.80%
(5)
4.57%
(2)
4.51%
(13)
1.66%
(1)
4.68%
(1)
5.71%
(2)
3.28%
(9)
4 Vermont -3.56% 2.09%
(3)
5.09%
(4)
4.16%
(10)
17.07%
(47)
11.26%
(7)
5.78%
(3)
2.35%
(2)
5 Minnesota -4.18% 3.08%
(7)
5.48%
(5)
3.54%
(5)
9.38%
(27)
16.65%
(23)
8.30%
(9)
2.46%
(4)
6 Iowa -4.30% 2.92%
(6)
5.70%
(6)
3.92%
(8)
11.27%
(34)
13.91%
(15)
7.62%
(6)
3.04%
(7)
7 New York -6.66% 2.36%
(4)
6.06%
(7)
3.15%
(4)
5.59%
(3)
10.07%
(6)
6.66%
(5)
3.70%
(15)
8 Wisconsin -3.71% 3.77%
(16)
6.31%
(9)
4.18%
(11)
8.39%
(20)
19.26%
(29)
8.90%
(13)
2.86%
(6)
9 Pennsylvania -4.40% 4.56%
(22)
6.11%
(8)
4.92%
(17)
6.90%
(9)
12.47%
(9)
8.19%
(8)
3.69%
(14)
10 Michigan -6.59% 3.42%
(10)
6.49%
(10)
5.07%
(18)
6.44%
(7)
13.58%
(14)
8.46%
(11)
2.82%
(5)
11 Connecticut -3.20% 3.48%
(12)
6.58%
(11)
3.74%
(6)
6.62%
(8)
13.52%
(13)
8.87%
(12)
3.27%
(8)
12 Maryland -5.27% 3.39%
(9)
6.81%
(13)
2.99%
(3)
5.83%
(5)
21.44%
(35)
9.02%
(14)
3.98%
(20)
13 New Hampshire -4.88% 3.68%
(15)
6.92%
(14)
5.66%
(23)
11.60%
(36)
15.38%
(17)
10.20%
(18)
3.62%
(13)
14 Kentucky -8.81% 4.26%
(19)
7.14%
(17)
5.71%
(25)
7.44%
(11)
19.95%
(30)
8.39%
(10)
3.71%
(16)
15 Delaware -3.13% 4.82%
(24)
7.07%
(15)
4.87%
(15)
7.63%
(12)
15.42%
(18)
9.33%
(16)
4.26%
(26)
16 Ohio -5.74% 4.79%
(23)
7.14%
(16)
5.82%
(26)
8.14%
(15)
16.00%
(21)
9.19%
(15)
3.52%
(11)
17 Washington -7.63% 3.08%
(8)
7.70%
(19)
4.48%
(12)
8.29%
(16)
18.24%
(25)
10.56%
(21)
3.83%
(18)
18 West Virginia -7.92% 3.52%
(13)
7.55%
(18)
6.58%
(29)
7.41%
(10)
12.70%
(11)
7.94%
(7)
3.85%
(19)
19 North Dakota -2.87% 7.77%
(42)
6.60%
(12)
4.91%
(16)
24.70%
(50)
13.08%
(12)
10.43%
(20)
5.35%
(37)
20 Oregon -9.98% 4.10%
(18)
8.03%
(20)
5.61%
(20)
7.81%
(13)
16.55%
(22)
9.69%
(17)
4.29%
(27)
21 Illinois -6.38% 4.03%
(17)
8.45%
(21)
4.70%
(14)
8.89%
(23)
15.93%
(20)
11.25%
(24)
3.77%
(17)
22 California -10.84% 3.55%
(14)
9.02%
(27)
4.05%
(9)
5.67%
(4)
12.66%
(10)
10.75%
(22)
4.71%
(32)
23 New Jersey -5.35% 4.32%
(20)
8.97%
(26)
3.85%
(7)
9.42%
(28)
18.63%
(27)
13.32%
(31)
4.23%
(25)
24 Virginia -5.14% 4.89%
(25)
8.88%
(24)
5.33%
(19)
8.37%
(19)
24.70%
(39)
12.72%
(30)
4.05%
(21)
25 Colorado -7.91% 5.45%
(28)
8.79%
(23)
5.70%
(24)
9.15%
(25)
14.89%
(16)
12.28%
(28)
4.32%
(28)
26 Maine -2.11% 5.60%
(29)
8.62%
(22)
7.80%
(37)
8.36%
(17)
9.28%
(4)
10.83%
(23)
4.46%
(29)
27 Montana -9.05% 6.22%
(37)
8.88%
(25)
6.87%
(32)
8.37%
(18)
7.72%
(3)
10.42%
(19)
5.66%
(39)
28 Nebraska -3.23% 5.66%
(30)
9.24%
(28)
5.64%
(22)
16.86%
(46)
21.04%
(34)
14.65%
(34)
3.52%
(12)
29 Indiana -6.11% 7.14%
(39)
9.25%
(29)
7.71%
(36)
10.33%
(30)
17.46%
(24)
12.20%
(27)
5.18%
(36)
30 Louisiana -8.91% 4.36%
(21)
10.45%
(33)
6.94%
(33)
8.91%
(24)
27.47%
(44)
11.27%
(25)
5.14%
(35)
31 Arkansas -8.31% 5.86%
(35)
10.24%
(30)
7.21%
(34)
8.67%
(21)
26.10%
(41)
12.43%
(29)
3.46%
(10)
32 Kansas -4.69% 5.82%
(33)
10.39%
(32)
6.50%
(28)
13.19%
(39)
23.34%
(36)
15.99%
(40)
4.13%
(23)
33 Utah -5.69% 8.31%
(45)
10.26%
(31)
6.70%
(31)
18.71%
(48)
23.38%
(37)
17.14%
(44)
5.43%
(38)
34 Alabama -4.88% 3.48%
(11)
11.69%
(37)
8.17%
(40)
11.03%
(32)
25.02%
(40)
14.36%
(32)
4.07%
(22)
35 New Mexico -9.64% 5.75%
(31)
11.32%
(36)
5.63%
(21)
8.85%
(22)
11.32%
(8)
12.14%
(26)
6.00%
(40)
36 Missouri -3.13% 6.55%
(38)
11.13%
(35)
9.16%
(44)
11.97%
(38)
20.86%
(33)
16.13%
(41)
4.17%
(24)
37 Tennessee -4.21% 5.03%
(27)
11.74%
(38)
8.13%
(38)
10.84%
(31)
34.22%
(49)
15.30%
(36)
4.63%
(31)
38 South Dakota -2.20% 7.80%
(43)
11.03%
(34)
6.61%
(30)
19.12%
(49)
24.27%
(38)
16.26%
(42)
4.51%
(30)
39 Idaho -6.92% 4.96%
(26)
12.99%
(44)
9.15%
(43)
10.04%
(29)
20.53%
(31)
15.54%
(38)
6.22%
(43)
40 South Carolina -6.68% 5.82%
(34)
12.38%
(40)
8.68%
(41)
11.88%
(37)
30.54%
(46)
15.56%
(39)
4.82%
(33)
41 North Carolina -5.51% 5.77%
(32)
12.98%
(43)
8.16%
(39)
11.53%
(35)
31.30%
(47)
16.61%
(43)
5.03%
(34)
42 Arizona -5.60% 9.25%
(47)
11.94%
(39)
6.43%
(27)
11.05%
(33)
18.57%
(26)
15.47%
(37)
6.14%
(41)
43 Nevada -11.20% 8.00%
(44)
12.49%
(41)
7.22%
(35)
7.93%
(14)
20.62%
(32)
15.29%
(35)
7.12%
(45)
44 Alaska -7.64% 9.40%
(48)
13.25%
(45)
8.81%
(42)
6.10%
(6)
15.74%
(19)
14.60%
(33)
10.15%
(50)
45 Wyoming -2.61% 10.64%
(49)
12.88%
(42)
10.01%
(46)
15.32%
(44)
26.19%
(42)
18.63%
(47)
7.45%
(47)
46 Mississippi -5.22% 6.14%
(36)
15.33%
(47)
10.96%
(50)
13.95%
(42)
35.47%
(50)
17.55%
(45)
6.17%
(42)
47 Florida -8.10% 7.65%
(41)
14.64%
(46)
9.63%
(45)
15.66%
(45)
18.95%
(28)
17.68%
(46)
7.47%
(48)
48 Georgia -6.29% 7.41%
(40)
15.48%
(48)
10.23%
(47)
13.32%
(40)
32.35%
(48)
20.43%
(49)
6.44%
(44)
49 Oklahoma -4.58% 8.58%
(46)
16.28%
(49)
10.71%
(49)
13.36%
(41)
26.76%
(43)
19.94%
(48)
7.17%
(46)
50 Texas -5.36% 12.75%
(50)
20.47%
(50)
10.57%
(48)
15.03%
(43)
28.64%
(45)
27.18%
(50)
9.26%
(49)
National -6.25% 5.66% 10.28% 6.25% 10.13%
18.66% 13.71% 4.82%

*Note: Overall rank based on 2019 uninsured rates

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