COVID-19 and Lack of Health Insurance in the U.S.

ElyaDatabase ID Number: M110

Creator: Angie Cortez ’24 Political Science & Japanese

This map depicts the number of COVID cases per 100,000 in the United States since January 2020 to April 17, 2021 and the percentage of people who lack health insurance in each state in 2019. The data shows that although there is variability in percentages across states, there is a correlation between a higher percentage of people without health insurance in states with more COVID-19 cases, like Texas, than in regions with fewer cases such as Maine, which has a lower percentage of people without health insurance. This suggests that in these states, demographics that tend to lack health insurance, namely people of color, will be more likely to contract the coronavirus, and less likely to be able to receive proper care from hospitals. This is a direct result of a system that prevents individuals who are discriminated against from finding occupations to find the means to cover or pay for such treatment.

Cite This Work :

Angie Cortez, “COVID-19 and Lack of Health Insurance in the U.S..” Scale: 1:70,000. In Elya J. Zhang, ed., Mapping History Series. <> (accessed May 27, 2022).

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