Special Report

US Metros With the Best Health Insurance Coverage

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5. Worcester, MA-CT
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.7%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.8% — 150th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 26.0% — 93rd highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.9% — 95th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 66.1% — 91st highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.0% — 122nd lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.1% — 112th lowest of 384 metros

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4. California-Lexington Park, MD
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.6%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.0% — 101st highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 22.2% — 159th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 2.3% — 51st highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 61.4% — 168th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 4.6% — 4th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 12.9% — 17th highest of 384 metros

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3. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.5%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.0% — 170th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 20.0% — 178th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.0% — 104th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 69.4% — 42nd highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.9% — 127th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.4% — 147th lowest of 384 metros

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2. Glens Falls, NY
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.4%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 5.4% — 28th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 26.8% — 81st highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.5% — 151st highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 59.0% — 178th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 13.4% — 36th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.6% — 183rd lowest of 384 metros

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1. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 3.2%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.2% — 179th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 26.4% — 85th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.2% — 166th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 65.1% — 107th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.3% — 163rd highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.2% — 129th lowest of 384 metros