Special Report

US Metros With the Best Health Insurance Coverage

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35. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 5.2%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.1% — 63rd lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 21.0% — 187th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.4% — 172nd highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 70.9% — 25th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 6.9% — 62nd lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.6% — 180th lowest of 384 metros

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34. Bismarck, ND
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 5.1%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.6% — 16th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 9.1% — 3rd lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.5% — 147th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 76.1% — 4th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 11.8% — 65th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.8% — 89th highest of 384 metros

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33. Dubuque, IA
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 5.1%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.9% — 103rd highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 18.6% — 138th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.2% — 161st lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 71.0% — 23rd highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.7% — 182nd lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.3% — 144th lowest of 384 metros

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32. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 5.0%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.4% — 11th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 17.0% — 96th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.5% — 15th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 70.1% — 36th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 11.2% — 77th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.4% — 8th lowest of 384 metros

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31. Monroe, MI
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 5.0%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.8% — 145th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 20.3% — 186th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.8% — 61st lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 70.7% — 31st highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 6.1% — 29th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.2% — 119th lowest of 384 metros