Special Report

The Metro With the Best Health Insurance Coverage in Every State

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Colorado: Boulder
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 6.1% (Colorado: 9.3%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 0.9% (Colorado: 1.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 11.5% (Colorado: 18.1%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.4% (Colorado: 1.7%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 68.5% (Colorado: 62.4%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 17.3% (Colorado: 10.5%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.6% (Colorado: 3.4%)

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Connecticut: Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 4.7% (Connecticut: 7.0%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.6% (Connecticut: 2.5%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 21.9% (Connecticut: 23.2%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.8% (Connecticut: 0.8%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 69.4% (Connecticut: 64.2%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.1% (Connecticut: 8.5%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.8% (Connecticut: 1.0%)

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Delaware: Dover*
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 10.9% (Delaware: 8.1%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.4% (Delaware: 3.3%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 23.5% (Delaware: 23.0%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 2.0% (Delaware: 1.2%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 57.4% (Delaware: 63.6%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 6.2% (Delaware: 8.3%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 9.8% (Delaware: 3.2%)

*Because Dover is the only eligible metro in Delaware, it is the metro with the best health insurance coverage by default.

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Florida: Tallahassee
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 11.3% (Florida: 16.3%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.0% (Florida: 3.2%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 15.9% (Florida: 18.1%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.6% (Florida: 1.6%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 61.5% (Florida: 51.4%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 14.0% (Florida: 14.2%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.8% (Florida: 2.7%)

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Georgia: Columbus
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 11.3% (Georgia: 15.5%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 5.3% (Georgia: 3.1%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 19.8% (Georgia: 17.5%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 4.8% (Georgia: 1.7%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 51.5% (Georgia: 58.1%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.5% (Georgia: 9.2%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 15.4% (Georgia: 3.3%)