Special Report

Counties Where the Most People Don't Have Health Insurance

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5. Starr County, TX
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 48.9%
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.5% – #3,000 highest of 3,129 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 31.6% – #3,054 highest of 3,129 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 6.9% – #2,908 highest of 3,129 counties

4. Todd County, SD
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 50.0%
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.9% – #2,705 highest of 3,129 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 20.4% – #3,118 highest of 3,129 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 2.4% – #3,119 highest of 3,129 counties

Source: via Facebook / courtesy of Mellette County, SD

3. Mellette County, SD
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 54.5%
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 0.3% – #3,070 highest of 3,129 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 17.5% – #3,126 highest of 3,129 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 8.7% – #2,524 highest of 3,129 counties

Source: Courtesy of Oglala Lakota County School District

2. Oglala Lakota County, SD
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 55.4%
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.3% – #2,226 highest of 3,129 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 17.5% – #3,126 highest of 3,129 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 2.2% – #3,121 highest of 3,129 counties

1. Buffalo County, SD
> Adults under 65, no health insurance: 58.1%
> Adults under 65, VA coverage (or multiple types): 1.4% – #2,085 highest of 3,129 counties
> Adults under 65, employer-based insurance (or multiple types): 13.6% – #3,129 highest of 3,129 counties
> Adults under 65, direct-purchase insurance (or multiple types): 5.2% – #3,051 highest of 3,129 counties

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