When it comes to financing and delivering high quality health care, other parts of the country can look to upstate New York for a primer on how it should be done. A higher percentage of the population here has health insurance coverage than the state and the nation. Scale is what makes our region a valid case study. Our portion of Upstate ? stretching from Utica to the east and Buffalo to the west, and from Binghamton to the south and the Adirondacks to the north ? has a population larger than 28 states.