“McHenry County has the highest percentage of uninsured children in Illinois.”
That’s what is written next to the map created by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) concerning its findings about those without health insurance (private or government) in Illinois.
10.9% or over 2,200 children in McHenry County in 2009 did not have health insurance.
The question, obviously, is “Why?”
I looked in vain for county-by-county information. I found two lines, which you can see below.
First information for all those under age 65.
Second, take a look at the data from those aged 0-18.
It occurs to me that most of the uninsured in McHenry County may be those who are in America legally.
Find the full report here.