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Top 5 States With the Highest Percentages of Uninsured Persons

Texas had the highest percentage of uninsured persons of any state in the United States between 2009 and 2011, according to 2012's Health, United States, an annual report on trends in health statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sixteen percent of the U.S. population did not have health insurance between 2009 and 2011.

The top five states with the highest percentages of uninsured persons between 2009 and 2011, according to the report, were:

1. Texas — 24.6 percent of its population was uninsured.
2. Nevada — 21.6 percent of its population was uninsured.
3. Florida — 20.7 percent of its population was uninsured.
4. New Mexico — 20.6 percent of its population was uninsured.
5. Georgia — 19.7 percent of its population was uninsured.


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