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Iowa Ranks 10th Best State For Healthcare

Listen to Max's conversation about the latest WalletHub survey revealing Iowa ranks 10th for healthcare among the states. Affordable, quality health care is more important than ever, yet some states are not meeting the needs of their residents..

  • WalletHub set out to determine the best and worst states for health care in the U.S.
  • The judged all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 42 factors in areas of cost, accessibility, and outcomes.
  • Those factors include average monthly insurance premiums, physicians per capita, hospital beds per capita, life expectancy and more.
  • With all that taken into consideration, Rhode Island tops the list as the state with the best healthcare, scoring a 65.12 out of 100 and coming in third for both cost and access, and just outside the Top 10 (at 11) for outcomes.
  • Maryland, fifth overall, is tops for cost, while Massachusetts, second overall, is tops for both access and outcomes. 

Top Ten States For Health Care

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Hawaii
  4. Minnesota
  5. Maryland
  6. Vermont
  7. Colorado
  8. Connecticut
  9. Maine
  10. Iowa

Ten Worst States for Health Care

  1. Mississippi
  2. Alabama
  3. Louisiana
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Arkansas
  6. West Virginia
  7. South Carolina
  8. Texas
  9. Georgia
  10. Tennessee 

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