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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Southwest Economy
Spotlight: health coverage misses many in DFW, Texas
Jason L. Saving
Michael Weiss
Abstract

The Dallas–Fort Worth metro area has a higher median income than Texas and a slightly higher median income than the U.S. as a whole (see chart). It recently ranked among the nation’s most attractive areas for job seekers. It even features prominently on lists of upper-income amenities such as shopping malls, spas and cosmetic-surgery expenditures per capita. Yet both Dallas and Tarrant counties feature uninsured rates that would rank among the top 10 states in the nation, with Dallas County’s 30.5 percent nearly double the national average.


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Jason L. Saving & Michael Weiss, "Spotlight: health coverage misses many in DFW, Texas" , Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Southwest Economy, issue Q1, pages 15-15, 2014.
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