Special Report

Counties With the Best Health Insurance Coverage

50. Albany County, New York
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.7%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.1% — 1,049th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 20.4% — 1,199th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.1% — 1,001st lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 70.1% — 246th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.7% — 1,362nd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.8% — 576th lowest of 2,946 counties

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49. Cortland County, New York
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.7%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.1% — 1,090th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 21.6% — 1,372nd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.1% — 1,003rd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 69.6% — 275th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.8% — 945th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.7% — 374th lowest of 2,946 counties

Source: I, Cburnett, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

48. Jasper County, Iowa
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.6%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.5% — 1,352nd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 22.7% — 1,423rd highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.0% — 828th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 68.5% — 343rd highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.7% — 1,150th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.1% — 966th lowest of 2,946 counties

Source: Kevin Schuchmann, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

47. Delaware County, Iowa
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.6%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.2% — 435th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 15.0% — 533rd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.4% — 88th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 68.2% — 368th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 17.2% — 193rd highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.5% — 201st lowest of 2,946 counties

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46. Mercer County, Illinois
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.6%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.3% — 499th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 16.5% — 688th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.6% — 283rd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 71.7% — 166th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.2% — 1,139th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.7% — 468th lowest of 2,946 counties