Washington state has more uninsured residents than any other state, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The Washington Post reports that the state’s uninsured rate rose to 9.1% in 2017 from 8.7% in 2016.
In addition, the state had more than 8.3 million people who were not insured in 2017, more than any state in the nation.
The state is also the only one of 50 states where the rate of non-insurance is above 20%.
Washington state also has a large population of veterans who depend on public services.
The Post reports the number of veterans seeking mental health care in Washington State increased by 50% between 2010 and 2017, the highest in the country.
However, the Washington Post notes that many of those veterans are in the workforce and the state is working to increase the availability of mental health services to veterans.