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Hawaii Uninsured Rate Drops 4.36% Since 2010
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2017’s State Uninsured Rates

From WalletHub, Sep 15, 2017 

Having health insurance is vital to the well-being of your family and your wallet. It not only ensures that you have access to the care you need, but it also can significantly reduce your out-of-pocket medical expenses, the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the U.S.

Much to the credit of the Affordable Care Act — dubbed “Obamacare” — the uninsured rate for all Americans dipped to a historic low of 8.6 percent in the first three months of 2016, according to the National Health Interview Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the uninsured rate is back on the rise in 2017 and continues to vary dramatically across states.

With the fate of the ACA still undetermined, WalletHub’s analysts measured the post-Obamacare uninsured rates in each of the 50 states. For an even broader perspective of those rates, they broke the national figures down to categories such as race and income level. In addition, they conducted the same analysis at the city level….

WalletHub: 2017’s State Uninsured Rates


  • Rank – 2nd
  • Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2016 -- -4.36%
  • 2016 Children's Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 2.20% (5)
  • 2016 Adults' Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 3.90% (2)
  • 2016 Whites' Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 3.40% (6)
  • 2016 Blacks' Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 7.30% (18)
  • 2016 Hispanics' Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 4.80% (1)
  • 2016 Low-Income Households' Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 5.95% (3)
  • 2016 High-Income Households' Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 2.60% (10)

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WalletHub: 2017’s City Uninsured Rates

Honolulu, HI

  • Rank – 40th
  • Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2016 -- -4.87%
  • 2016 Children's Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 2.30% (159)
  • 2016 Adults' Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 3.56% (33)
  • 2016 Whites' Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 2.70% (79)
  • 2016 Blacks' Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 4.80% (54)
  • 2016 Hispanics' Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 3.40% (13)
  • 2016 Low-Income Households' Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 6.25% (78)
  • 2016 High-Income Households' Uninsured Rate (Rank) -- 1.90% (102)


PBN: Hawaii, Honolulu rank high in terms low uninsured rates, reports says


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