Special Report

States With the Best and Worst Health Insurance Coverage

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20. Utah
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 10.8%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.5% (the lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 9.8% (the lowest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.8% (5th lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 68.8% (3rd highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 12.5% (6th highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.9% (19th lowest)

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19. Kansas
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 10.9%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.7% (17th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 14.3% (6th lowest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.3% (23rd lowest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 66.4% (12th highest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.1% (17th highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 3.2% (13th highest)

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18. Arkansas
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 10.9%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.9% (3rd highest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 29.1% (4th highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.7% (14th highest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 51.4% (4th lowest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.1% (22nd lowest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.0% (21st lowest)

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17. Alabama
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 11.7%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.8% (4th highest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 20.8% (24th highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.6% (21st highest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 58.2% (17th lowest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.7% (20th highest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 3.6% (5th highest)

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16. New Mexico
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 12.0%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.7% (12th highest)
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 37.0% (the highest)
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.7% (11th highest)
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 46.1% (the lowest)
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 7.6% (5th lowest)
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.9% (17th highest)

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