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The Metro With the Worst Health Insurance Coverage in Every State

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Massachusetts: Barnstable Town
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 4.1% (Massachusetts: 3.5%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.1% (Massachusetts: 2.6%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 23.2% (Massachusetts: 23.0%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.5% (Massachusetts: 0.6%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 63.7% (Massachusetts: 68.1%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 11.3% (Massachusetts: 10.2%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.1% (Massachusetts: 0.8%)

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Michigan: Niles
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 9.4% (Michigan: 6.9%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.1% (Michigan: 3.7%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 28.4% (Michigan: 23.8%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.0% (Michigan: 1.0%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 56.0% (Michigan: 63.7%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 10.0% (Michigan: 8.9%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.6% (Michigan: 0.9%)

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Minnesota: Rochester
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 6.6% (Minnesota: 5.8%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 1.2% (Minnesota: 2.0%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 14.3% (Minnesota: 18.9%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.8% (Minnesota: 0.9%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 76.2% (Minnesota: 69.8%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 7.5% (Minnesota: 8.4%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.8% (Minnesota: 1.0%)

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Mississippi: Hattiesburg
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 16.6% (Mississippi: 15.4%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.9% (Mississippi: 4.5%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 25.1% (Mississippi: 25.1%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.8% (Mississippi: 1.2%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 50.1% (Mississippi: 50.9%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 7.0% (Mississippi: 8.6%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 2.5% (Mississippi: 2.9%)

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Missouri: Joplin
> Americans under 65, no health insurance: 17.8% (Missouri: 12.0%)
> Americans under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 4.0% (Missouri: 3.7%)
> Americans under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 23.4% (Missouri: 15.6%)
> Americans under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 2.2% (Missouri: 1.4%)
> Americans under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 51.3% (Missouri: 63.3%)
> Americans under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.8% (Missouri: 9.3%)
> Americans under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.1% (Missouri: 2.1%)