US News ranks 10 best, worst states for healthcare

Hawaii is the best state in the nation for healthcare, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best States rankings released Feb. 27.

The publication evaluated all 50 states using 77 metrics across eight categories, including healthcare. To rank states in healthcare, U.S. News examined healthcare access, public health and healthcare quality metrics.

The 10 best states for healthcare are:

1. Hawaii

2. Washington

3. Iowa

4. Connecticut

5. Massachusetts

6. Vermont

7. Minnesota

8. Rhode Island

9. Colorado

10. Utah

The 10 worst states for healthcare are:

1. Mississippi

2. Arkansas

3. Oklahoma

4. Louisiana

5. Alabama

6. Kentucky

7. West Virginia

8. Tennessee

9. Georgia

10. South Carolina

Click here to access the full methodology.

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