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When it comes to adequate healthcare, not all states are created equal. Affordable, quality health care is more important than ever, yet some states are not meeting the needs of their residents.

According to WalletHub these are the best and worst states when it comes to health care. WalletHub set out to determine the best and worst states for health care in the U.S. and here is how they came up with the numbers.

  • The judged all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 44 factors in areas of cost, access and outcomes.
  • Those factors include average monthly insurance premiums, physicians per capita, hospital beds per capita, life expectancy and more.
  • With all that taken into consideration, Massachusetts tops the list as the state with the best healthcare, scoring a 67.73 out of 100 and coming out on top for both access and outcomes, although it does land at 24 for cost.
  • Maryland, fifth overall, is tops for cost.

Top Ten States For Health Care

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Minnesota
  4. Hawaii
  5. Maryland
  6. Vermont
  7. Colorado
  8. Iowa
  9. Connecticut
  10. South Dakota
  • On the flipside, Alabama is the worst state for health care, scoring just a 44.46, and landing at 49 for outcomes and at 48 for both access and cost.

Ten Worst States for Health Care

  1. Alabama
  2. Louisiana
  3. Arkansas
  4. Mississippi
  5. North Carolina
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Wyoming
  8. West Virginia
  9. Nevada
  10. Missouri

Click here to see where your state falls on the list.

Source; WalletHub