Special Report

The Metro With the Worst Health Insurance Coverage in Every State

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Alabama: Gadsden
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 16.0% (Alabama: 11.7%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 5.1% (Alabama: 4.8%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 22.8% (Alabama: 20.8%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.1% (Alabama: 1.6%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 53.4% (Alabama: 58.2%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 12.3% (Alabama: 9.7%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.0% (Alabama: 3.6%)

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Alaska: Anchorage
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 12.9% (Alaska: 13.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.8% (Alaska: 2.3%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 20.7% (Alaska: 22.8%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 4.0% (Alaska: 3.1%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 57.6% (Alaska: 55.0%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 6.9% (Alaska: 6.4%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 10.5% (Alaska: 9.6%)

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Arizona: Yuma
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 17.4% (Arizona: 13.6%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.8% (Arizona: 2.8%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 35.9% (Arizona: 22.8%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.7% (Arizona: 1.6%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 40.8% (Arizona: 56.2%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 6.9% (Arizona: 8.5%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 5.4% (Arizona: 2.4%)

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Arkansas: Hot Springs
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 14.5% (Arkansas: 10.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 6.0% (Arkansas: 4.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 31.9% (Arkansas: 29.1%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.3% (Arkansas: 1.7%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 43.4% (Arkansas: 51.4%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.6% (Arkansas: 9.1%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.7% (Arkansas: 2.0%)

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California: Merced
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 13.2% (California: 8.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.8% (California: 2.1%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 41.2% (California: 26.4%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.8% (California: 0.9%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 41.8% (California: 56.9%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 6.6% (California: 10.4%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.7% (California: 1.4%)