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Table 40
Increase in Proportion of Residents With No Health
Insurance, 1987-97
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 New Jersey 108.9% 27 Mississippi 17.5%
2 Massachusetts 100.0% 28 New Hampshire 16.8%
3 North Dakota 97.4% 29 North Carolina 16.5%
4 Connecticut 87.5% 30 Texas 16.1%
5 Maine 77.4% 31 Idaho 15.7%
6 Iowa 64.4% 32 Kansas 13.6%
7 South Carolina 51.4% 33 Florida 12.6%
8 NEW YORK 50.9% 34 Nebraska 12.5%
9 Rhode Island 50.0% 35 Alaska 11.7%
10 Pennsylvania 40.3% 36 Nevada 10.1%
11 Minnesota 39.4% 37 Colorado 9.4%
12 Michigan 38.1% 38 Utah 8.1%
13 Maryland 36.7% 39 Hawaii 0.0%
14 Wyoming 36.0% 40 New Mexico -0.4%
15 Georgia 35.4% 41 Kentucky -1.3%
16 Arizona 33.2% 42 Oklahoma -1.7%
17 California 28.0% 43 Alabama -1.9%
18 Illinois 27.8% 44 Vermont -3.1%
19 West Virginia 27.4% 45 Tennessee -6.2%
20 Montana 25.8% 46 Oregon -11.3%
21 Ohio 25.0% 47 Washington -12.3%
22 Delaware 24.8% 48 Louisiana -12.9%
23 Wisconsin 23.1% 49 South Dakota -13.9%
24 Virginia 21.2% 50 Indiana -14.9%
25 Missouri 20.0% U.S. average 24.8%
26 Arkansas 17.9% N.Y.S. % above 105.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
In 1987, and into the mid-1990s, New York's proportion
of uninsured residents was lower than the national average.

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