Special Report

Counties With the Best Health Insurance Coverage

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25. Bremer County, Iowa
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.2%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.1% — 60th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 13.4% — 364th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.8% — 536th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 75.5% — 67th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 12.0% — 764th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.3% — 1,311th lowest of 2,946 counties

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24. Hunterdon County, New Jersey
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.2%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.4% — 116th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 8.0% — 44th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.5% — 154th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 82.0% — 4th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.1% — 1,121st lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.4% — 188th lowest of 2,946 counties

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23. Greene County, Iowa
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.1%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.4% — 529th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 22.2% — 1,459th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.2% — 1,298th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 65.8% — 534th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 13.2% — 545th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.9% — 976th highest of 2,946 counties

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22. Warren County, Iowa
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.1%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.9% — 262nd lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 15.6% — 590th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.4% — 1,437th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 76.2% — 48th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.6% — 860th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.8% — 453rd highest of 2,946 counties

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21. Douglas County, Colorado
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.1%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 0.9% — 30th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 6.9% — 24th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.0% — 738th lowest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 80.6% — 9th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 11.5% — 889th highest of 2,946 counties
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.1% — 832nd highest of 2,946 counties