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The Metro With the Best Health Insurance Coverage in Every State

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Alabama: Auburn-Opelika
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 8.1% (Alabama: 11.7%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.1% (Alabama: 4.8%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 14.6% (Alabama: 20.8%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 2.2% (Alabama: 1.6%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 64.6% (Alabama: 58.2%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 12.8% (Alabama: 9.7%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 5.1% (Alabama: 3.6%)

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Alaska: Fairbanks
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 9.3% (Alaska: 13.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 0.9% (Alaska: 2.3%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 13.0% (Alaska: 22.8%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 3.7% (Alaska: 3.1%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 58.6% (Alaska: 55.0%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 7.4% (Alaska: 6.4%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 23.2% (Alaska: 9.6%)

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Arizona: Sierra Vista-Douglas
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 9.4% (Arizona: 13.6%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.5% (Arizona: 2.8%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 32.3% (Arizona: 22.8%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 4.9% (Arizona: 1.6%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 45.5% (Arizona: 56.2%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.7% (Arizona: 8.5%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 13.1% (Arizona: 2.4%)

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Arkansas: Pine Bluff
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 8.8% (Arkansas: 10.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 7.0% (Arkansas: 4.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 30.2% (Arkansas: 29.1%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.8% (Arkansas: 1.7%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 52.5% (Arkansas: 51.4%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.3% (Arkansas: 9.1%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.5% (Arkansas: 2.0%)

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California: San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 5.0% (California: 8.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.4% (California: 2.1%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 17.0% (California: 26.4%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.5% (California: 0.9%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 70.1% (California: 56.9%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 11.2% (California: 10.4%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.4% (California: 1.4%)