North Carolina Ranked As 2018’s 5th Worst State for Health Care

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With the Affordable Care Act remaining in effect and the CDC reporting that over 88 percent of the population has a regular place to go for medical care, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Health Care.

In order to determine where Americans receive the highest-quality services at the best prices, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 40 key measures of health care cost, accessibility and outcome. The data set ranges from average monthly insurance premium to physicians per capita to share of insured population.

North Carolina ranked #47, just behind Arkansas (#48), Alaska (#49), Mississippi (#50), and Louisiana (#51);

Source: WalletHub

States with Best Health Care Systems

Overall Rank
(1 = Best)
State Total Score ‘Cost’ Rank ‘Access’ Rank ‘Outcomes’ Rank
1 Vermont 66.31 3 23 1
2 Massachusetts 65.31 31 2 2
3 New Hampshire 64.03 24 4 4
4 Minnesota 63.35 11 8 8
5 Hawaii 63.08 5 35 5
6 Rhode Island 62.98 4 24 10
7 Colorado 62.69 23 15 3
8 District of Columbia 62.08 1 6 36
9 Iowa 61.94 6 19 14
10 Maryland 61.86 2 28 28
11 Connecticut 61.79 33 7 7
12 Maine 61.26 35 1 15
13 Kansas 60.20 10 9 21
14 South Dakota 59.52 34 3 16
15 Utah 59.48 25 34 6
16 Nebraska 59.35 27 14 12
17 New York 58.68 13 11 24
18 Pennsylvania 58.34 16 10 29
19 Ohio 58.18 7 18 34
20 Michigan 57.98 8 17 33
21 North Dakota 57.78 15 12 32
22 Virginia 56.93 21 29 17
23 Wisconsin 56.90 47 13 9
24 Illinois 56.79 20 16 31
25 Delaware 56.52 9 38 25
26 New Jersey 55.77 12 41 23
27 Oregon 54.47 28 40 18
28 Washington 54.29 38 42 11
29 California 54.15 17 45 19
30 New Mexico 53.52 19 27 37
31 Idaho 53.19 36 48 13
32 Montana 52.76 43 21 26
33 Wyoming 52.29 46 25 20
34 Kentucky 52.12 14 20 45
35 Indiana 52.02 18 36 40
36 Arizona 50.62 40 43 27
37 Missouri 49.92 29 22 43
38 Texas 49.00 26 51 35
39 West Virginia 48.37 45 5 47
40 Nevada 48.16 32 49 38
41 Tennessee 47.79 22 30 48
42 Florida 47.04 39 47 39
43 Georgia 46.51 30 50 42
44 South Carolina 46.14 49 32 41
45 Oklahoma 45.59 41 33 46
46 Alabama 44.03 44 44 44
47 North Carolina 43.98 50 46 30
48 Arkansas 43.22 37 31 50
49 Alaska 41.78 51 37 22
50 Mississippi 41.53 42 26 51
51 Louisiana 41.14 48 39 49

Health Care in North Carolina (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 45th – Avg. Monthly Insurance Premium
  • 40th – Hospital Beds per Capita
  • 26th – Physicians per Capita
  • 29th – Dentists per Capita
  • 35th – Physician Medicare-Acceptance Rate
  • 39th – % of Insured Adults
  • 30th – % of Insured Children
  • 32nd – % of Adults with No Dental Visit in Past Year
  • 34th – % of Medical Residents Retained

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-best-health-care/23457/

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