Slideshow 10 states with the highest uninsured rates post-ACA

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  • September 09 2014, 1:00pm EDT
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A decreasing rate of uninsured Americans shows the Affordable Care Act has impacted the number of individuals with health care coverage, but that impact varies widely by state. We’ve already highlighted the 10 states with the lowest uninsured rates post-ACA. Here are the 10 states with the highest uninsured rates, according to WalletHub, which analyzed data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Census Bureau. Seven states were excluded from analysis because of data limitations. [Image: Fotolia]

10. Georgia

Pre-ACA uninsured rate: 21.66%

Post-ACA projected uninsured rate: 18.16%

Difference before and after: -3.50%

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9. Wyoming

Pre-ACA uninsured rate: 18.92%

Post-ACA projected uninsured rate: 18.29%

Difference before and after: -0.63%

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8. Oklahoma

Pre-ACA uninsured rate: 19.76%%

Post-ACA projected uninsured rate: 18.33%

Difference before and after: -1.43%

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7. Alaska

Pre-ACA uninsured rate: 20.48%

Post-ACA projected uninsured rate: 18.96%

Difference before and after: -1.52%

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6. Nevada

Pre-ACA uninsured rate: 26.52%

Post-ACA projected uninsured rate: 19.58%

Difference before and after: -6.94%

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5. New Mexico

Pre-ACA uninsured rate: 24.29%

Post-ACA projected uninsured rate: 19.59%

Difference before and after: -4.69%

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4. Florida

Pre-ACA uninsured rate: 24.73%

Post-ACA projected uninsured rate: 19.61%

Difference before and after: -5.12%

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3. Louisiana

Pre-ACA uninsured rate: 22.41%

Post-ACA projected uninsured rate: 20.91%

Difference before and after: -1.50%

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2. Mississippi

Pre-ACA uninsured rate: 18.11%

Post-ACA projected uninsured rate: 21.46%

Difference before and after: 3.34%

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1. Texas

Pre-ACA uninsured rate: 26.8%

Post-ACA projected uninsured rate: 24.81%

Difference before and after: -1.99%

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