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The national uninsured rate rose in 2019 to 9.2 percent from 8.9 percent from 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

This is the second year in a row that there was an increase, which is concerning because the United States is facing one of its biggest public health crises with the covid-19 pandemic.

Uninsured Americans who are hospitalized for the virus pay an average of $73,000.

In some cities and states, the rate of people with insurance is much higher than others.

WalletHub, a personal-finance website, released reports Wednesday on “2020's City Uninsured Rates” and “2020s State Uninsured Rates.”

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.

The following are some highlights from the reports:

States with lowest uninsured rates

States with highest uninsured rates

1. Massachusetts – 2.99 percent

41. North Carolina – 11.26 percent

2. Rhode Island – 4.09 percent

42. Arizona – 11.28 percent

3. Hawaii – 4.16 percent

43. Nevada – 11.42 percent

4. Vermont – 4.49 percent

44. Alaska – 12.21 percent

5. Minnesota – 4.88 percent

45. Wyoming – 12.31 percent

6. Iowa – 5.01 percent

46. Mississippi – 12.97 percent

7. New York – 5.24 percent

47. Florida – 13.16 percent

8. Wisconsin – 5.71 percent

48. Georgia – 13.41 percent

9. Pennsylvania – 5.77 percent

49. Oklahoma – 14.28 percent

10. Michigan – 5.78 percent

50. Texas – 18.36 percent

Cities with lowest uninsured rates

Cities with highest uninsured rates

1. Newton, Massachusetts – 1.26 percent

539. Houston, Texas – 25.24 percent)

2. Cambridge, Massachusetts – 1.37 percent

540. Passaic, New Jersey – 26.04 percent)

3. Quincy, Massachusetts – 1.47 percent

541. McAllen, Texas – 26.51 percent

4. Plymouth, Minnesota – 1.71 percent

542. Garland, Texas – 26.60 percent

5. Fremont, California – 1.74 percent

543. Pasadena, Texas – 28.31 percent

6. Ellicott City, Maryland – 1.84 percent

544. Laredo, Texas – 28.62 percent

7. Union City, California – 1.92 percent

545. Edinburg, Texas – 30.37 percent

8. Alameda, California – 2.09 percent

546. Mission, Texas – 30.57 percent

9. Naperville, Illinois – 2.20 percent

547. Brownsville, Texas – 32.90 percent

10. Pleasanton, California – 2.28 percent

548. Pharr, Texas – 34.49 percent

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