The States With The Best (And Worst) Healthcare

When it comes to adequate healthcare, not all states are created equal. While a recent CDC report says 87.6% of Americans have a regular place to go for medical care, conditions are certainly different across the country, and in some states way costlier.

WalletHub set out to determine the best and worst states for healthcare in the U.S., judging all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 43 factors in areas of cost, accessibility and outcome, including average monthly insurance premiums, physicians per capita, hospital beds per capita, life expectancy and more.

With all that taken into consideration, Minnesota tops the list as the state with the best healthcare, scoring a 63.79 out of 100 and coming in second for cost and fourth for access.

Top Ten States For Healthcare

  1. Minnesota
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Rhode Island
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Vermont
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Hawaii
  8. Maine
  9. North Dakota
  10. Iowa

On the flipside, Alaska is the worst state for healthcare, scoring just a 42.21, and coming in dead last for cost.

Ten Worst States for Healthcare

  1. Alaska
  2. North Carolina
  3. Mississippi
  4. South Carolina
  5. Arkansas
  6. Georgia
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Louisiana
  9. Texas
  10. Alabama 

Click heret to see where your state falls on the list. 


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