Looking for Stellar Health Care? Here's Where to Go

Massachusetts ranks No. 1 in WalletHub state rankings, Georgia brings up the rear
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2020 10:20 AM CDT
The 10 Best, Worst States for Health Care
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Health care is often at the top of many Americans' minds, but never has it been so critical as now, as we struggle through the coronavirus pandemic. To see which states have the best handle on health care, WalletHub looked at all 50 of them, plus the District of Columbia, analyzing 44 metrics across three main categories: cost, access, and outcomes, which include such factors as life expectancy, various mortality rates, and the rate of such illnesses as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Massachusetts came in at No. 1, while Georgia brought up the rear. Read on to see which states join the Bay State in the top 10:

  1. Massachusetts (No. 1 in "Outcomes" category)
  2. Minnesota
  3. Rhode Island
  4. District of Columbia (No. 1 in "Cost" and "Access" categories)
  5. North Dakota
  6. Vermont
  7. Colorado
  8. Iowa
  9. Hawaii
  10. South Dakota

Read on for the states that could use a checkup.

  1. Alaska (last in "Cost" category)
  2. Texas
  3. South Carolina
  4. Tennessee
  5. Arkansas
  6. Mississippi (last in "Outcomes" category)
  7. North Carolina
  8. Alabama
  9. Louisiana
  10. Georgia (last in "Access" category)
See how other states fared here. (These are the states waging the most aggressive war against COVID-19.)

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