Guess Which State is Number-One for Health Care in the U.S.?
A new national survey has listed the best and worst states when it comes to health care, and the number-one state in the country is one that's pretty familiar.
Yeah, when it comes to health care in the United States, good 'ol Minnesota is tops in the country! That's the word from this new Best And Worst States States for Health Care survey from the number-crunchers over at WalletHub.com.
Seeing as US News and World Report's annual Best Hospitals list ranked Rochester's own Mayo Clinic as the number-one hospital in the country for the fourth year in row, I guess it's not a real shock, then, that Minnesota would also be ranked number-one when it comes to health care, right?
But, just what specifically did the WalletHub 2019 survey look at? A release said they compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 43 key measures of health care cost, accessibility and outcome. They looked at things like average monthly insurance premiums, physicians per capita and share of the population that has health insurance.
And, yeah, overall on the list again this year, the Land of 10,000 Lakes was numero uno. Coming in behind us at number two was Massachusetts. Rhode Island, the District of Columbia and Vermont rounded out the top five.
Meanwhile, my home state of Wisconsin didn't fare as well as us here in Minnesota-- America's Dairyland came in at number 16, while our neighbors to the south in Iowa were ranked slightly higher, coming in at number 10.
Alaska, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina and Arkansas rounded out the bottom five states for health care. You can read the entire WalletHub survey HERE.