20 states with the largest drop in uninsured rates

New health insurance data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the uninsured rate has dropped in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The numbers, which include data from calendar year 2013 and calendar year 2014, show the states that chose to expand Medicaid and/or run their own health insurance marketplace saw the greatest decrease in the number of uninsured.

Here are the 20 states with the largest drop in uninsured rates.

Note: The rankings total 20, although the list includes ties, which means there are more than 20 markets listed.

State

2013 uninsured rate

2014 uninsured rate

Percent change

1. Kentucky

14.3 percent

8.5 percent

-41 percent

2. West Virginia

14.0 percent

8.6 percent

-39 percent

3. Rhode Island

11.6 percent

7.4 percent

-36 percent

4. Oregon

14.7 percent

9.7 percent

-34 percent

4. Washington

14.0 percent

9.2 percent

-34 percent

5. Vermont

7.2 percent

5.0 percent

-31 percent

6. California

17.2 percent

12.4 percent

-28 percent

6. Minnesota

8.2 percent

5.9 percent

-28 percent

7. Colorado

14.1 percent

10.3 percent

-27 percent

7. Connecticut

9.4 percent

6.9 percent

-27 percent

7. Nevada

20.7 percent

15.2 percent

-27 percent

8. Arkansas

16.0 percent

11.8 percent

-26 percent

9. Illinois

12.7 percent

9.7 percent

-24 percent

9. North Dakota

10.4 percent

7.9 percent

-24 percent

9. Ohio

11.0 percent

8.4 percent

-24 percent

10. Iowa

8.1 percent

6.2 percent

-23 percent

10. Maryland

10.2 percent

7.9 percent

-23 percent

10. Michigan

11.0 percent

8.5 percent

-23 percent

11. New Mexico

18.6 percent

14.5 percent

-22 percent

12. Hawaii

6.7 percent

5.3 percent

-21 percent

12. Washington, D.C.

6.7 percent

5.3 percent

-21 percent

13. Arizona

17.1 percent

13.6 percent

-20 percent

13. Wisconsin

9.1 percent

7.3 percent

-20 percent

14. New York

10.7 percent

8.7 percent

-19 percent

15. Florida

20.0 percent

16.6 percent

-17 percent

15. Kansas

12.3 percent

10.2 percent

-17 percent

15. New Jersey

13.2 percent

10.9 percent

-17 percent

16. Georgia

18.8 percent

15.8 percent

-16 percent

16. North Carolina

15.6 percent

13.1 percent

-16 percent

17. Indiana

14.0 percent

11.9 percent

-15 percent

17. Mississippi

17.1 percent

14.5 percent

-15 percent

18. Delaware

9.1 percent

7.8 percent

-14 percent

18. Montana

16.5 percent

14.2 percent

-14 percent

18. Nebraska

11.3 percent

9.7 percent

-14 percent

18. New Hampshire

10.7 percent

9.2 percent

-14 percent

18. South Carolina

15.8 percent

13.6 percent

-14 percent

18. Tennessee

13.9 percent

12.0 percent

-14 percent

18.Texas

22.1 percent

19.1 percent

-14 percent

19. Oklahoma

17.7 percent

15.4 percent

-13 percent

19. South Dakota

11.3 percent

9.8 percent

-13 percent

20. Pennsylvania

9.7 percent

8.5 percent

-12 percent

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