Los Alamos County Leader in Health Insurance Coverage

COUNTY News:

The percentage of residents younger than 65 in Los Alamos County who had health insurance in 2011 was 95.3 percent, putting it in second place among the nation’s 3,143 counties, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Only Norfolk County in Massachusetts had a higher insured rate at 96.9 percent.

New Mexico had the fourth-highest uninsured rate among the states in 2011 at 23 percent. It followed Texas, Florida and Nevada.

Los Alamos County had by far the lowest uninsured rate in New Mexico at 4.7 percent. The next lowest was Eddy County at 17.9 percent.

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