The best and worst states for healthcare

September 12, 2018
Dermatology Times Staff

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88 percent of the U.S. population has regular access to healthcare, shows an analysis by WalletHub which in August released its 2018 Best and Worst States for Health Care list.

WalletHub compared 50 states and the District of Columbia across 40 key measures of healthcare cost, accessibility and outcome. Their analysis shows that at $290 per patient, Massachusetts has the lowest average monthly health-insurance premium, which is 3.6 times lower than that of Alaska, which has the highest average monthly healthcare premiums at $1,041.

California has the highest retention rate for medical residents, 70.4%, which is 4.3 times higher than in the District of Columbia which came in at the lowest at 16.4 percent.

Vermont has the lowest number of infant mortalities three per 1,000 live births which compares to Alabama, which came in at the highest at nine per 1,000 live births.

At 9%, West Virginia has the lowest share of at-risk adults without a routine doctor visit in the past two years. This is 1.9 times lower than Oregon which came in at the highest at 16.9 percent.


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