10 best, worst states for healthcare in 2023

Minnesota residents receive the best healthcare in the U.S. and those in West Virginia receive the worst, according to an analysis released July 31 by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 

To determine the best and worst states for healthcare, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 44 metrics of healthcare cost, access and outcomes. The metrics ranged from cost of medical visit to share of non-immunized children. Read more about the methodology here.

Here are the 10 states with the highest overall ranking across cost, access and outcomes, according to the analysis: 

1. Minnesota

2. Iowa 

3. Rhode Island

4. North Dakota

5. Utah

6. Colorado 

7. Maine

8. Hawaii

9. South Dakota 

10. Idaho

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

1. West Virginia

2. Mississippi

3. Alaska

4. Alabama

5. Louisiana

6. Oklahoma

7. Texas

8. Georgia

9. Florida

10. North Carolina

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