Special Report

States With the Best and Worst Health Insurance Coverage

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30. Illinois
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 8.6%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.5% (14th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 19.7% (24th lowest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.8% (7th lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 64.9% (15th highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.3% (8th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.0% (5th lowest)

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29. California
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 8.9%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.1% (6th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 26.4% (7th highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.9% (8th lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 56.9% (12th lowest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.4% (14th highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.4% (14th lowest)

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28. New Jersey
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 9.2%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.5% (15th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 17.4% (12th lowest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.5% (the lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 66.4% (11th highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.7% (18th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.7% (2nd lowest)

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27. Virginia
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 9.3%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.8% (23rd lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 14.5% (7th lowest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 2.3% (2nd highest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 64.4% (18th highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.3% (23rd highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 6.9% (3rd highest)

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26. Colorado
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 9.3%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.9% (2nd lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 18.1% (16th lowest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.7% (13th highest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 62.4% (25th highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.5% (12th highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 3.4% (9th highest)

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