Special Report

States With the Best and Worst Health Insurance Coverage

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45. Iowa
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 6.0%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.7% (18th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 21.3% (22nd highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.3% (22nd lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 67.6% (7th highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.5% (14th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.3% (13th lowest)

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44. New York
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 6.1%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.7% (22nd lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 26.9% (6th highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.6% (2nd lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 60.2% (21st lowest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.8% (9th highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.7% (the lowest)

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43. Wisconsin
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 6.8%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.7% (19th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 17.6% (14th lowest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.1% (13th lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 69.5% (2nd highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.8% (19th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.0% (8th lowest)

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42. Maryland
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 6.9%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.8% (25th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 19.6% (23rd lowest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.2% (19th lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 65.6% (13th highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.3% (24th highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 3.3% (11th highest)

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41. Michigan
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 6.9%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.7% (11th highest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 23.8% (10th highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.0% (11th lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 63.7% (21st highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.9% (20th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.9% (4th lowest)

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