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The County With the Worst Health Insurance Coverage in Every State

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Kansas: Hamilton County
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 22.1% (Kansas: 10.3%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.6% (Kansas: 2.7%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 16.5% (Kansas: 14.5%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.0% reported (Kansas: 1.4%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 50.8% (Kansas: 65.2%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 18.8% (Kansas: 11.4%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.4% (Kansas: 3.4%)

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Kentucky: Todd County
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 17.7% (Kentucky: 6.7%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 5.9% (Kentucky: 5.0%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 30.1% (Kentucky: 28.5%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.5% (Kentucky: 1.5%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 41.2% (Kentucky: 57.3%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.8% (Kentucky: 8.2%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.7% (Kentucky: 2.3%)

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Louisiana: Tensas Parish
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 23.7% (Louisiana: 11.0%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.4% (Louisiana: 4.0%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 43.2% (Louisiana: 28.4%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.4% (Louisiana: 1.3%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 27.4% (Louisiana: 52.3%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 11.4% (Louisiana: 9.6%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.6% (Louisiana: 2.2%)

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Maine: Washington County
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 15.7% (Maine: 9.8%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 5.9% (Maine: 4.5%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 34.1% (Maine: 19.3%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 2.8% (Maine: 1.8%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 40.0% (Maine: 61.5%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.9% (Maine: 11.0%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 3.1% (Maine: 2.3%)

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Maryland: Prince George’s County
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 11.2% (Maryland: 6.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.9% (Maryland: 2.6%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 20.9% (Maryland: 19.1%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.5% (Maryland: 1.2%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 61.1% (Maryland: 65.7%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.5% (Maryland: 9.6%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.9% (Maryland: 3.1%)