By Brad Kellar
– A recent report shows only about one in five area residents have health insurance.
Information from the Texas Demographer's Office shows that more than 20 percent of Hunt county's population is uninsured. The statistics are similar for counties across the Northeast Texas area.
The report breaks down percentage estimates of the non-institutional civilian populations in each Texas county or groups of smaller population counties identified as a Public-use micro data area (PUMA).
Around the region, 16 percent of Collin County residents were not covered by health insurance; nearly 23 percent in Kaufman County, and 25 percent in Hopkins, Lamar and Van Zandt Counties.