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More Republican Districts Have Low Health-Coverage Rates

In Texas, each of the 36 U.S. House districts have health-insurance coverage rates that are below the national average, according to U.S. Census Bureau data compiled by Bloomberg. The state, home to Obamacare opponent Republican Senator Ted Cruz, also is first in the nation for having the highest uninsured rate.

Among the nation’s 435 congressional districts, 207 have coverage levels below the average of 85.3 percent for the non-institutionalized civilian population, the census data shows. Of those, 105 are held by Republicans, while Democrats in mostly urban areas represent 100 and two are vacant. The rankings are based on the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey, which includes margins of error for each district.