Here is how all 50 states, DC rank in patient access

The Mercatus Center within Fairfax, Va.-based George Mason University released its June 2018 update report on patient access to healthcare.

The Healthcare Openness and Access Project reviewed state health data to draw comparisons on states' healthcare flexibility. The ranking leverages the overall HOAP index, which averages 10 equally weighted subindexes that "measure the discretion patients and providers have over broad areas of healthcare, such as public health and telemedicine," the report states.   

Here is how all 50 states and Washington, D.C., stacked up, ordered from most open to least:

  1. Wyoming
  2. Idaho
  3. Montana
  4. Indiana
  5. Utah
  6. Missouri
  7. Nebraska
  8. Colorado
  9. Alaska
  10. Mississippi
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Virginia
  13. South Dakota
  14. Louisiana
  15. Nevada
  16. New Hampshire
  17. Arizona
  18. Hawaii
  19. Alabama
  20. Florida
  21. Oregon
  22. Texas
  23. New Mexico
  24. North Dakota
  25. Maine
  26. Kansas
  27. Oklahoma
  28. Ohio
  29. Pennsylvania
  30. Washington
  31. Iowa
  32. Michigan
  33. Minnesota
  34. Tennessee
  35. South Carolina
  36. Delaware
  37. Arkansas
  38. North Carolina
  39. Illinois
  40. California
  41. Maryland
  42. Massachusetts
  43. Rhode Island
  44. Kentucky
  45. West Virginia
  46. Connecticut
  47. Vermont
  48. District of Columbia
  49. Georgia
  50. New York
  51. New Jersey

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