Special Report

US Metros With the Best Health Insurance Coverage

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15. Madison, WI
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 4.3%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.9% — 42nd lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 11.5% — 14th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.0% — 110th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 78.1% — 1st highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.2% — 169th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.9% — 78th lowest of 384 metros

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14. Ann Arbor, MI
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 4.3%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.2% — 77th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 13.9% — 34th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.1% — 137th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 72.6% — 14th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 11.5% — 71st highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.0% — 99th lowest of 384 metros

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13. Ithaca, NY
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 4.3%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.8% — 152nd lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 15.2% — 60th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.9% — 88th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 67.6% — 66th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 20.2% — 1st highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.4% — 11th lowest of 384 metros

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12. Elmira, NY
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 4.2%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.1% — 91st highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 32.9% — 31st highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.4% — 167th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 56.5% — 136th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.7% — 183rd lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.6% — 188th lowest of 384 metros

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11. Barnstable Town, MA
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 4.1%
> Adults under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.1% — 64th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 23.2% — 138th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.5% — 18th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 63.7% — 127th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 11.3% — 75th highest of 384 metros
> Adults under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.1% — 133rd highest of 384 metros