10 Best, Worst States For Healthcare In 2019


By Emily Rappleye

Americans in Minnesota receive the best healthcare in the country, while Alaskans receive the worst, according to a personal finance ranking.

We compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 43 different measures of healthcare cost, accessibility and outcomes. Some measures included average hospital expenses per inpatient day at community hospitals, physicians per capita, maternal mortality rate and heart disease rate.

Here are the top 10 states/regions with the highest overall rank across cost, access and outcomes:

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

Here are the bottom 10 states on healthcare cost, access and outcomes combined:

44. Louisiana

42. Alabama

43. Texas

44. Louisiana

45. Oklahoma

46. Georgia

47. Arkansas

48. South Carolina

49. Mississippi

50. North Carolina

51. Alaska


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