Special Report

The Metro With the Best Health Insurance Coverage in Every State

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Kansas: Lawrence
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 7.5% (Kansas: 10.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.7% (Kansas: 2.7%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 9.8% (Kansas: 14.3%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.2% (Kansas: 1.3%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 71.2% (Kansas: 66.4%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 13.8% (Kansas: 10.1%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.4% (Kansas: 3.2%)

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Kentucky: Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 5.5% (Kentucky: 7.7%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 5.3% (Kentucky: 5.0%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 28.9% (Kentucky: 28.3%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 4.3% (Kentucky: 1.4%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 54.0% (Kentucky: 57.1%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 4.4% (Kentucky: 7.3%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 12.3% (Kentucky: 2.2%)

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Louisiana: Lafayette
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 8.8% (Louisiana: 10.5%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.6% (Louisiana: 4.0%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 28.6% (Louisiana: 31.6%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.9% (Louisiana: 1.2%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 54.3% (Louisiana: 50.9%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.2% (Louisiana: 8.4%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.0% (Louisiana: 2.0%)

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Maine: Portland-South Portland
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 7.0% (Maine: 10.1%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.4% (Maine: 4.4%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 15.1% (Maine: 20.2%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.2% (Maine: 1.7%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 71.2% (Maine: 61.4%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.1% (Maine: 10.5%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.1% (Maine: 2.4%)

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Maryland: California-Lexington Park
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 3.6% (Maryland: 6.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.0% (Maryland: 2.8%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 22.2% (Maryland: 19.6%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 2.3% (Maryland: 1.2%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 61.4% (Maryland: 65.6%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 4.6% (Maryland: 9.3%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 12.9% (Maryland: 3.3%)