The federal government is targeting Houston and Dallas among 25 large metro areas nationwide to push health care signups before the end of the open enrollment period.
Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.
Young adults 19-34 years of age represent the group most likely to be uninsured. More than three-quarters of uninsured Americans come from working families.
Two South Texas counties have among the highest rates of people without health insurance in the nation, with working Hispanic men in South Texas the most likely to not have coverage, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
A new Gallup poll reports that Texas has the highest percentage of people ever recorded without health insurance at 28.8 percent.