Special Report

US Metros With the Best Health Insurance Coverage

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10. Springfield, MA
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 4.0%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.5% — 147th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 30.7% — 46th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.7% — 44th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 60.6% — 178th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.9% — 178th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.0% — 101st lowest of 384 metros

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9. Rochester, NY
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 4.0%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.8% — 123rd highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 26.1% — 89th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.7% — 38th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 62.7% — 142nd highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 11.9% — 62nd highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.7% — 37th lowest of 384 metros

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8. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.8%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.8% — 155th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 22.8% — 147th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.0% — 116th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 69.5% — 39th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 7.6% — 103rd lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.6% — 27th lowest of 384 metros

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7. Pittsfield, MA
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.8%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 5.4% — 27th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 29.2% — 61st highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.1% — 125th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 62.7% — 143rd highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.8% — 192nd highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.9% — 83rd lowest of 384 metros

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6. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.7%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.2% — 73rd lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 19.4% — 166th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.6% — 20th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 70.8% — 27th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.6% — 95th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.7% — 38th lowest of 384 metros