10 best and worst states for healthcare

Hawaii is the best state for healthcare, according to analysis by WalletHub.

To identify the best and worst states for healthcare, WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 35 key metrics of healthcare cost, accessibility and outcomes. The metrics range from physicians per capita to average monthly insurance premium. Each measure was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the best healthcare at the most reasonable cost.

Here are the 10 best states for healthcare based on the analysis.

1. Hawaii — score of 67.36 out of 100
2. Iowa — 66.62
2. Minnesota — 66.62
4. New Hampshire — 65.54
5. District of Columbia — 65.47
6. Connecticut — 64.84
7. South Dakota — 63.89
8. Vermont — 63.87
9. Massachusetts — 63.36
10. Rhode Island — 63.23

Here are the 10 worst states for healthcare based on the analysis.

1. Louisiana — 38.95
2. Mississippi — 40.54
3. Alaska — 40.64
4. Arkansas — 42.82
5. North Carolina — 44.45
6. Georgia — 44.89
7. South Carolina — 45.01
8. Alabama — 45.45
9. Florida — 46.07
10. Nevada — 46.24

Access additional information on the metrics used for the analysis here.

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