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Coronavirus in Texas

5 million Texans lack health insurance. Here's how that complicates the coronavirus response.

Texas has the highest share of uninsured residents of any state, with nearly 18% of people lacking health coverage, and many are unable to take paid sick leave from work. Experts say that makes it harder to contain an outbreak.

Christian Gutierrez poses for a portrait at his home in Pearland. Gutierrez owns and operates the Latin Dance Factory and has concerns about how the coronavirus will impact his business.

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