The State of Healthcare Across the United States

Vermont is the best state for Americans to receive healthcare and Louisiana is the worst, according to a new survey from WalletHub. The findings, which were compiled using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Council for Community and Economic Research, and many other reputable sources, were determined by comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 40 measures of cost, accessibility, and outcome, including variables such as hospital beds per capita, infant, child, and maternal mortality rates, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants per capita, cancer rates, share of non-immunized children, and more. States were graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the best possible healthcare available at the most reasonable cost. Below are the top five best and worst states and their scores, as found by the survey.

Top Five Best States for Healthcare

  1. Vermont (66.31/100)
  2. Massachusetts (65.31/100)
  3. New Hampshire (64.03/100)
  4. Minnesota (63.35/100)
  5. Hawaii (63.08/100)

Top Five Worst States for Healthcare

  1. Louisiana (41.14/100)
  2. Mississippi (41.53/100)
  3. Alaska (41.78/100)
  4. Arkansas (43.22/100)
  5. North Carolina (43.98/100)

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