Nevada, Las Vegas, Fare Poorly In New Survey On Uninsured

State Ranks In The Bottom 10

Mitch Kelly
October 10, 2019 - 7:03 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The number of uninsured Americans went up last year for the first time since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, and a new survey on who's uninsured (and where) scores both Las Vegas and Nevada on the low end.

The survey was done by the financial website WalletHub, who compared the rates for 548 U.S. cities and the 50 states, in addition to a breakdown by age, race/ethnicity and income level. Nevada cities in the survey fared poorly to say the least.

The Nevada city that came in with the best ranking in "Uninsured" survey was Henderson, but that ranking was all the way down at 186.

How other Nevada cities fared in the survey,

Sparks- 260

Enterprise- 282

Reno- 341

Spring Valley- 407

Las Vegas - 420

North Las Vegas - 466

Sunrise Manor - 500

As far as state rankings go, the news isn't much better, with Nevada placing 44th out of the 50 states and the District Of Columbia. According to WalletHub, Nevada's number of uninsured has increased by over 11% between 2010 and 2018.

To see the full survey, clock here