The Uninsured Rates By HBCU State


They always say when America catches cold, African America catches pneumonia. So while the uninsured rate nationally for all Americans is 15.6 percent, the percentage of African America uninsured is approximately 20 percent. An almost 30 percent premium over the national average. The rates below are the overall state’s uninsured and not specifically for African Americans. However, in parentheses we have put the rate for a 30 percent increase to potentially show what the African American uninsured rate could be. It should be noted that this number is not definitive as it is just based on using the national numbers as an estimating base.

hbcustates

State      Uninsured Rate   (Estimated African American Uninsured Rate)

Massachusetts – 3.3% (4.3%)

Washington D.C. – 8.4% (11%)

Delaware – 9.9% (13%)

Pennsylvania – 10.8% (14%)

New York – 12.1% (15.7%)

Michigan – 12.2% (15.9%)

Alabama – 12.9% (16.8%)

Tennessee – 13.1% (17%)

Virginia – 13.2% (17.2%)

Ohio – 13.4% (17.4%)

Maryland – 13.8% (18%)

Kentucky – 14.2% (18.5%)

Illinois – 14.6% (19%)

Missouri – 14.6% (19%)

Mississippi – 16% (20.8%)

North Carolina – 16.1% (21%)

Oklahoma – 16.8% (21.9%)

Arkansas – 17.3% (22.5%)

South Carolina – 18.7% (24.3%)

Georgia – 19% (24.7%)

Florida – 19.8% (25.8%)

Louisiana – 20.5% (26.7%)

Texas – 23.7% (30.8%)

Notes:

Overall 14 out of 24  mainland states and territory where HBCUs are located fall below the national uninsured rate.

Only 4 out of 24 mainland states and territory where HBCUs are located have the estimated African American uninsured rate below the national average.

The average overall uninsured rate for the 24 mainland states and territory where HBCUs are located is 14.8 percent while the median is 14.4 percent.

The average estimated African American uninsured rate for the 24 mainland states and territory where HBCUs are located is 19.2 percent while the median is 18.8 percent.

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data (December 2012); States used as designated by HBCUs recognized by HBCU Endowment Foundation

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