Special Report

Counties With the Best Health Insurance Coverage

30. Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.3%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.8% — 794th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 23.0% — 1,381st highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.7% — 899th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 56.5% — 1,423rd highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 20.7% — 79th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.3% — 1,323rd lowest of 2,946 counties

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29. Bristol County, Massachusetts
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.3%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.4% — 1,281st lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 29.7% — 601st highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.9% — 635th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 63.6% — 724th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.4% — 782nd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.9% — 683rd lowest of 2,946 counties

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28. Waukesha County, Wisconsin
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.3%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.8% — 230th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 8.7% — 65th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.8% — 434th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 81.4% — 5th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.3% — 1,210th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.8% — 593rd lowest of 2,946 counties

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27. Washington County, Rhode Island
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.2%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.1% — 352nd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 13.1% — 331st lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.3% — 1,369th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 72.0% — 155th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 13.8% — 468th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.4% — 627th highest of 2,946 counties

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26. Menard County, Illinois
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.2%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.1% — 1,047th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 18.9% — 1,014th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.8% — 496th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 72.4% — 143rd highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.1% — 649th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.2% — 763rd highest of 2,946 counties