Special Report

The Metro With the Worst Health Insurance Coverage in Every State

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Kansas: Wichita
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 12.1% (Kansas: 10.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.2% (Kansas: 2.7%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 18.2% (Kansas: 14.3%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.5% (Kansas: 1.3%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 62.9% (Kansas: 66.4%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.8% (Kansas: 10.1%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 3.2% (Kansas: 3.2%)

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Kentucky: Bowling Green
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 8.5% (Kentucky: 7.7%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.1% (Kentucky: 5.0%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 26.4% (Kentucky: 28.3%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.8% (Kentucky: 1.4%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 58.9% (Kentucky: 57.1%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.0% (Kentucky: 7.3%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.1% (Kentucky: 2.2%)

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Louisiana: Alexandria
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 11.8% (Louisiana: 10.5%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.9% (Louisiana: 4.0%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 36.8% (Louisiana: 31.6%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 2.8% (Louisiana: 1.2%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 45.8% (Louisiana: 50.9%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.2% (Louisiana: 8.4%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.1% (Louisiana: 2.0%)

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Maine: Bangor
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 11.8% (Maine: 10.1%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 5.4% (Maine: 4.4%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 22.4% (Maine: 20.2%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.7% (Maine: 1.7%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 55.1% (Maine: 61.4%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 11.5% (Maine: 10.5%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 4.0% (Maine: 2.4%)

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Maryland: Salisbury
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 9.4% (Maryland: 6.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.5% (Maryland: 2.8%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 30.1% (Maryland: 19.6%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.7% (Maryland: 1.2%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 53.5% (Maryland: 65.6%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.5% (Maryland: 9.3%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.4% (Maryland: 3.3%)