Special Report

Counties With the Best Health Insurance Coverage

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35. Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.4%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.7% — 186th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 8.2% — 51st lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.7% — 406th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 79.7% — 15th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.9% — 1,108th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.3% — 1,260th lowest of 2,946 counties

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34. Lee County, Kentucky
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.4%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 7.2% — 202nd highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 50.0% — 19th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.1% — 15th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 40.0% — 226th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 3.9% — 28th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.7% — 1,157th highest of 2,946 counties

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33. Putnam County, Illinois
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.3%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.8% — 826th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 22.6% — 1,445th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.9% — 661st lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 69.9% — 255th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.4% — 808th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.5% — 231st lowest of 2,946 counties

32. Scott County, Illinois
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.3%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.1% — 1,103rd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 27.3% — 842nd highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.0% — 777th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 65.5% — 546th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 6.0% — 153rd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.5% — 254th lowest of 2,946 counties

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31. Carver County, Minnesota
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.3%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.1% — 48th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 9.2% — 82nd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.7% — 382nd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 82.2% — 2nd highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.8% — 957th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.4% — 170th lowest of 2,946 counties