5. Texas, 34th District (Brownsville)

Rep. Filemon Vela Jr.

Democrat

With private health insurance: 40.8%

4. Texas, 33rd District (Fort Worth)

Rep. Marc Veasey

Democrat

With private health insurance: 39.5%

3. California, 40th District (East Los Angeles)

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

Democrat

With private health insurance: 38.2%

2. Texas, 29th District (Houston)

Rep. Sylvia Garcia

Democrat

With private health insurance: 37.7%

1. New York, 15th District (Bronx)

Rep. Jose Serrano

Democrat

With private health insurance: 36.4%

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Here’s another installment in a series of articles we’re running about the demographic variables that shape House members’ lives, based on data from the Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey results.

Some House members might start fidgeting when you try to talk about issues affecting providers and users or private health insurance.

In those members’ districts, fewer than half of the civilian noninstitutionalized residents have private health insurance.

The 2017 district-level median was 68.5%.

In four districts, the percentage of people with private health insurance was less than 40%.

For the five districts with the lowest levels of people with private health insurance, see the data cards in the slideshow above.

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