Texas leads the nation in the percentage of residents who lack health insurance, with more than 1 in 4 people younger than 65 without coverage of any kind, according to new census data released Thursday.
More than 5.7 million people, 26 percent of Texans younger than 65, were uninsured in 2011. The uninsured rate was higher — 31 percent — for working-age adults ages 18 to 64, the data show.
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County | Number of those younger 65 uninsured | Percentage
Bastrop | 16,520 | 26
Caldwell | 9,208| 28
Hays| 31,933| 23
Travis| 215,707| 22
Williamson| 68,716| 17
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates