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Table 1
Texas Estimated Employer and Individual
Private Insurance by Comptroller Economic Region
1998
Comptroller Economic Region 1998 Population Estimate by Area Insured Rate by Region* Estimated Insurance Paid*
Central Texas 2,116,610 70.1% $ 2,824,247,362
Gulf Coast 4,576,076 68.8% $ 5,864,964,216
High Plains 773,976 72.5% $ 986,409,920
Metroplex 5,051,202 76.7% $ 6,934,298,093
Northwest Texas 550,362 76.5% $ 736,282,027
South Texas (Lower) 1,662,317 53.8% $ 1,514,004,870
South Texas (Upper) 2,068,987 53.9% $ 2,220,791,591
Southeast Texas 723,631 70.4% $ 955,354,373
Upper East Texas 978,488 73.9% $ 1,338,897,698
Upper Rio Grande 716,163 55.6% $ 662,004,593
West Texas 541,802 65.3% $ 662,911,249
State of Texas 19,759,614 66.5% $ 24,700,165,991
 
Sources: U.S. Health Care Finance Authority.
Health and Human Services Commission
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts * Estimated allocation by region by percentage of insured. This includes private insurance, Medicare and TriCare. Excludes Medicaid
The same rate of uninsured was used to estimate both the Upper and Lower South Texas regions.