Most to least expensive states for healthcare, ranked

The average cost of healthcare per individual varies by state, with most falling between $7,000 and $12,000, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

 

Forbes compared data using 11 metrics to determine how expensive healthcare per person is in each state. The analysis took into account data including healthcare expenditures per capita, average health insurance premiums across multiple plan types, percent of residents in the state who didn't see a physician in 12 months due to high costs, and percent increase in out of pocket healthcare expenditure over a five-year period.

Here are the states ranked from most to least expensive and the average healthcare spending per person for the state. Note: high spending per person for the state does not equate to being the most expensive state, as Forbes took several other factors into consideration for this ranking.

  1. South Dakota: $11,736
  2. Louisiana: $9,796
  3. West Virginia: $12,019
  4. Florida: $9,501
  5. Wyoming: $10,296
  6. Nebraska: $9,974
  7. Maine: $11,505
  8. Delaware: $12,294
  9. New Hampshire: $11,359
  10. Oklahoma: $8,997
  11. New York: $13,012
  12. Alaska: $13,188
  13. Arizona: $8,239
  14. Connecticut: $11,899
  15. Missouri: $9,461
  16. Tennessee: $8,909
  17. Kansas: $8,845
  18. Indiana: $9,914
  19. Georgia: $8,282
  20. Colorado: $8,289
  21. Illinois: $9,601
  22. Kentucky: $9,778
  23. North Carolina: $8,607
  24. North Dakota: $10,741
  25. Mississippi: $8,852
  26. New Jersey: $11,266
  27. Texas: $8,048
  28. Alabama: $8,788
  29. South Carolina: $8,362
  30. Montana: $9,791
  31. Vermont: $12,237
  32. California: $9,665
  33. Arkansas: $8,912
  34. Rhode Island: $11,049
  35. Virginia: $8,815
  36. Iowa: $9,265
  37. Utah: $7,241
  38. Maryland: $10,340
  39. Minnesota: $10,510
  40. Idaho: $7,772
  41. Ohio: $10,093
  42. Wisconsin: $9,626
  43. Oregon: $9,626
  44. Massachusetts: $12,754
  45. Pennsylvania: $11,229
  46. New Mexico: $8,505
  47. Hawaii: $9,593
  48. Nevada: $8,118
  49. Washington: $8,939
  50. Michigan: $9,524

 

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