Special Report

The County With the Worst Health Insurance Coverage in Every State

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Colorado: Custer County
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 25.4% (Colorado: 8.7%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.8% (Colorado: 2.1%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 28.0% (Colorado: 19.8%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 3.6% (Colorado: 1.5%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 28.0% (Colorado: 60.5%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 19.5% (Colorado: 11.4%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 5.4% (Colorado: 3.5%)

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Connecticut: Fairfield County
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 9.7% (Connecticut: 6.3%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.6% (Connecticut: 2.4%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 18.7% (Connecticut: 21.6%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.4% (Connecticut: 0.7%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 63.8% (Connecticut: 65.1%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.4% (Connecticut: 9.4%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.3% (Connecticut: 1.0%)

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Delaware: Sussex County
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 9.0% (Delaware: 6.8%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.0% (Delaware: 3.3%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 26.3% (Delaware: 22.5%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.9% (Delaware: 1.0%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 56.5% (Delaware: 64.4%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.9% (Delaware: 8.6%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.6% (Delaware: 2.6%)

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Florida: Glades County
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 33.8% (Florida: 15.7%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 5.1% (Florida: 3.1%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 27.5% (Florida: 19.2%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 2.6% (Florida: 1.6%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 29.0% (Florida: 50.6%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.1% (Florida: 14.5%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.3% (Florida: 2.7%)

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Georgia: Echols County
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 27.5% (Georgia: 15.2%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.6% (Georgia: 3.0%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 16.2% (Georgia: 17.9%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.7% (Georgia: 1.5%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 56.0% (Georgia: 56.9%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 5.3% (Georgia: 10.2%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.9% (Georgia: 3.4%)