The National Center for Health Statistics keeps records on those who are insured and uninsured and, as the country starts to rework its approach to health care, it is interesting to look at the numbers.
Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.
Young adults 19-34 years of age represent the group most likely to be uninsured. More than three-quarters of uninsured Americans come from working families.
The dental discount program, which is not an insurance plan, is available to all residents but primarily designed for people who are uninsured or underinsured.