AUSTIN — A recent survey by the Episcopal Health Foundation revealed more than half of Texans think the state is doing far better than it actually is when it comes to health care and health insurance.
The reality is Texas ranks dead last. There are more uninsured people in the Lone Star State than anywhere else in the country.
Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual American Community Survey reflecting data from 2017. It is full of information on a wide range of subjects, including health care.
The big takeaway when it comes to health care is that Texas has some work to do.
In 2017, the population of Texas was about 27.8 million people. Roughly 4.8 million, or 17 percent, didn’t have health insurance. That’s about 272,000 more people who aren’t covered compared to 2016.