One In Four Texas Women Of Childbearing Age Doesn’t Have Health Insurance.

KUT 90.5 – Austin’s NPR Station

By: Ashley Lopez

Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured women between the ages of 18 to 44, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The study found that, nationwide, 12.3 percent of women of childbearing age don’t have health insurance. The rate in Texas, however, is more than double the national average – at 25.5 percent. Joan Alker, the center’s executive director, said, overall, the study found rates in states that have not expanded Medicaid were roughly double the rate of uninsured women, compared to those that have expanded Medicaid.

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