North Carolina Ranked As 2020’s 4th Worst State for Health Care

3666

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted medical care in countless ways, from postponing elective surgeries to moving many visits online. To shed some light on where people can get quality, affordable care during the current crisis, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States for Health Care.

In order to determine where Americans receive the highest-quality services at the best prices, the site compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 44 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.

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

  • 40th – Avg. Monthly Insurance Premium
  • 42nd – Hospital Beds per Capita
  • 26th – Physicians per Capita
  • 22nd – Dentists per Capita
  • 35th – Physician Medicare-Acceptance Rate
  • 43rd – % of Insured Adults
  • 30th – % of Insured Children
  • 34th – % of Adults with No Dental Visit in Past Year
  • 34th – % of Medical Residents Retained

Here is the full ranking for each state:

States with Best Health Care Systems

Overall Rank
(1 = Best)
State Total Score ‘Cost’ Rank ‘Access’ Rank ‘Outcomes’ Rank
1 Massachusetts 63.47 20 4 1
2 Minnesota 63.11 4 5 9
3 Rhode Island 62.22 6 7 7
4 District of Columbia 60.72 1 1 35
5 North Dakota 60.70 7 3 22
6 Vermont 59.49 29 10 5
7 Colorado 59.06 36 13 2
8 Iowa 58.70 11 19 15
9 Hawaii 58.59 13 39 6
10 South Dakota 57.81 23 16 13
11 Connecticut 57.69 38 17 4
12 Montana 57.59 2 26 23
13 New Hampshire 57.41 40 23 3
14 Maine 57.37 47 2 12
15 Kansas 57.14 10 12 28
16 Maryland 56.78 3 32 25
17 Pennsylvania 56.61 14 9 29
18 Wisconsin 56.42 44 8 11
19 Utah 55.72 24 44 8
20 Virginia 55.53 18 49 10
21 Delaware 55.26 28 20 19
22 Michigan 55.24 5 33 30
23 New Jersey 55.04 19 27 24
24 Ohio 54.35 8 29 34
25 Illinois 54.27 22 21 27
26 Nebraska 53.73 45 11 21
27 Kentucky 52.62 9 6 44
28 New York 52.58 27 24 32
29 New Mexico 51.84 12 40 36
30 Indiana 51.70 16 31 39
31 Wyoming 51.66 46 38 18
32 Oregon 51.32 49 28 14
33 Idaho 50.99 41 47 16
34 California 50.52 42 35 26
35 Missouri 50.20 33 15 41
36 Washington 49.93 48 41 17
37 Florida 49.01 39 42 31
38 Nevada 48.38 21 43 40
39 West Virginia 48.18 31 14 46
40 Oklahoma 47.92 25 36 43
41 Arizona 47.40 32 50 37
42 Alaska 46.83 51 30 20
43 Texas 46.80 34 48 38
44 South Carolina 46.57 43 37 42
45 Tennessee 46.55 35 34 45
46 Arkansas 45.61 15 22 50
47 Mississippi 44.36 17 25 51
48 North Carolina 44.32 50 45 33
49 Alabama 43.84 30 46 48
50 Louisiana 43.82 37 18 49
51 Georgia 43.76 26 51 47

 

 

Comments

comments