Special Report

ZIP Codes With the Worst Health Insurance Coverage in the Nation

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35. 76164
> Location: Fort Worth, Texas
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 45.1%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.7% — 8,817th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 23.4% — 7,535th highest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.3% — 2,134th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 25.0% — 264th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 5.5% — 1,863rd lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.5% — 5,171st lowest of 19,556 zip codes

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34. 78578
> Location: Port Isabel, Texas
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 45.4%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 3.0% — 9,701st highest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 21.1% — 8,965th highest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.0% — 8,467th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 27.0% — 373rd lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 5.1% — 1,474th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.9% — 8,007th lowest of 19,556 zip codes

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33. 46740
> Location: Geneva, Indiana
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 45.8%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.9% — 9,360th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 16.2% — 7,258th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.1% — 692nd lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 33.9% — 1,005th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 7.9% — 5,803rd lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.4% — 3,599th lowest of 19,556 zip codes

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32. 28747
> Location: Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 45.8%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 2.5% — 7,759th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 19.3% — 9,334th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.3% — 2,296th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 28.6% — 488th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 9.2% — 8,753rd lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 1.2% — 9,335th highest of 19,556 zip codes (tied)

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31. 57339
> Location: Fort Thompson, South Dakota
> Residents under 65, no health insurance: 46.2%
> Residents under 65, Medicare coverage (or multiple types): 6.2% — 2,185th highest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, Medicaid coverage (or multiple types): 39.4% — 1,480th highest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.2% — 9,066th highest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 9.4% — 5th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 1.5% — 100th lowest of 19,556 zip codes
> Residents under 65, Tricare/military insurance (or many types): 0.7% — 6,653rd lowest of 19,556 zip codes