Texas continues to lead the country in the percentage of uninsured people under 65. That has been a trend for at least the last five years.
The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show more than one in four people under 65 did not have health insurance – that was more than 5.7 million people in 2011.
Two South Texas counties had the highest rates of uninsured people. Among urban counties, Hidalgo County had the highest rate – with 39 percent of people under 65 without health insurance in 2011.
Maverick County had the highest rate of uninsured (35 percent) among medium-sized populations.