Special Report

States With the Best and Worst Health Insurance Coverage

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50. Massachusetts
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 3.5%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.6% (16th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 23.0% (13th highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.6% (3rd lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 68.1% (6th highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.2% (16th highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.8% (3rd lowest)

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49. Rhode Island
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 4.8%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.9% (10th highest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 21.6% (20th highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.7% (4th lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 66.8% (10th highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 11.7% (8th highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.3% (10th lowest)

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48. Hawaii
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 5.0%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.0% (5th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 19.5% (22nd lowest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.5% (24th highest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 66.9% (9th highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.9% (19th highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 7.6% (2nd highest)

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47. Vermont
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 5.6%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.1% (7th highest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 25.8% (8th highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.1% (14th lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 60.6% (22nd lowest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.3% (15th highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.6% (17th lowest)

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46. Minnesota
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 5.8%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.0% (3rd lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 18.9% (18th lowest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.9% (9th lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 69.8% (the highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.4% (11th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.0% (6th lowest)

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