Special Report

States With the Best and Worst Health Insurance Coverage

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35. Ohio
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 7.8%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.1% (22nd highest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 22.2% (18th highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.2% (16th lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 64.4% (16th highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 7.3% (3rd lowest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.3% (12th lowest)

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34. North Dakota
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 8.1%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.0% (4th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 12.4% (3rd lowest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.6% (18th highest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 68.3% (5th highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 13.6% (2nd highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 3.5% (7th highest)

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33. Delaware
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 8.1%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.3% (18th highest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 23.0% (15th highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.2% (15th lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 63.6% (22nd highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.3% (7th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 3.2% (14th highest)

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32. West Virginia
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 8.3%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 5.5% (the highest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 30.0% (3rd highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 2.2% (4th highest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 57.4% (15th lowest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 5.7% (the lowest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.8% (18th lowest)

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31. Oregon
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 8.6%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.7% (20th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 23.0% (14th highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.5% (22nd highest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 61.4% (24th lowest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.4% (22nd highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.4% (15th lowest)

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