2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (2022)

Americans need affordable, quality health care more than ever as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. State healthcare systems need to administer vaccines and care for those who contract the virus, including new variants, while making sure not to neglect the regular health care needs of their residents.

Finding good health care at the right price point should be a priority for all Americans during the current public health situation. However, even without any extra costs that might arise from the coronavirus pandemic, the average American spends more than $12,500 per year on personal health care, according to the most recent estimates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That’s a daunting statistic considering that many Americans have already been hurt financially by the impact of the pandemic.

In addition, while health care in the U.S. is expensive, higher medical costs don’t necessarily translate to better results. According to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the U.S. lags behind several other wealthy nations on several measures, such as health coverage, life expectancy and disease burden, which measures longevity and quality of life. However, the U.S. has improved in giving more healthcare access for people in worse health, and healthcare cost growth has slowed somewhat.

Conditions aren’t uniform across the U.S., though. To determine where Americans receive the best and worst health care, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 42 measures of cost, accessibility and outcome.

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States with Best Health Care Systems

Overall Rank

State

Total Score

Cost

Access

Outcomes

1Rhode Island65.123311
2Massachusetts65.032611
3Hawaii63.3011143
4Minnesota62.604910
5Maryland62.1811018
6Vermont62.012156
7Colorado61.352784
8Connecticut60.633765
9Maine59.6034214
10Iowa58.8063113
11New Hampshire58.4224237
12Pennsylvania58.33121519
13Utah57.9119422
14District of Columbia57.617436
15North Dakota57.0992424
16New Jersey56.4418731
17Kansas55.58161330
18Michigan54.9723034
19Virginia54.89153320
20New York54.87331126
21Oregon54.7450208
22Wisconsin54.54421715
23South Dakota54.51322121
24Nebraska54.06401916
25Illinois54.01251827
26Idaho53.9831459
27Montana53.80103729
28Washington53.22413912
29California52.34392822
30Delaware51.75491225
31Indiana50.65143440
32Ohio50.44173537
33New Mexico50.34203635
34Arizona49.89224728
35Kentucky49.7681648
36Missouri49.19352242
37Nevada48.99134839
38Wyoming47.95455017
39North Carolina46.93474332
40Florida46.60443238
41Alaska46.40512723
42Tennessee46.39232646
43Georgia46.21284143
44Texas45.86464633
45South Carolina45.11384941
46West Virginia44.94302947
47Arkansas44.3054450
48Oklahoma43.25433845
49Louisiana42.81482549
50Alabama41.27365144
51Mississippi40.86294051

Note: With the exception of “Total Score,” all of the columns in the table above depict the relative rank of that state, where a rank of 1 represents the best conditions for that metric category.

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (1)

Avg. Monthly Insurance Premium

Lowest

  • 1. Utah
  • T-2. Maryland
  • T-2. New Hampshire
  • 4. Colorado
  • 5. Massachusetts

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (2)

Highest

  • 47. Alaska
  • 48. Louisiana
  • 49. Alabama
  • T-50. Wyoming
  • T-50. West Virginia

Best State vs. Worst State: 3x Difference

Utah vs. West Virginia

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (3)

Hospital Beds per Capita

Most

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  • 1. District of Columbia
  • 2. Mississippi
  • 3. Arkansas
  • 4. West Virginia
  • 5. Louisiana

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (4)

Fewest

  • 47. California
  • 48. Oregon
  • 49. Washington
  • 50. Idaho
  • 51. Utah

Best State vs. Worst State: 4x Difference

District of Columbia vs. Utah

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (5)

Physicians per Capita

Most

  • 1. District of Columbia
  • 2. Massachusetts
  • 3. Rhode Island
  • 4. New York
  • 5. Connecticut

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (6)

Fewest

  • 47. Utah
  • 48. Montana
  • 49. Wyoming
  • 50. Nevada
  • 51. Idaho

Best State vs. Worst State: 6x Difference

District of Columbia vs. Idaho

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Dentists per Capita

Most

  • T-1. District of Columbia
  • T-1. Virginia
  • 3. Massachusetts
  • 4. Utah
  • 5. Hawaii

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Fewest

  • 47. Arkansas
  • 48. Georgia
  • 49. Louisiana
  • 50. Kentucky
  • 51. Tennessee

Best State vs. Worst State: 4x Difference

District of Columbia vs. Tennessee

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% of Medical Residents Retained

Highest

  • 1. California
  • 2. Alaska
  • 3. Montana
  • T-4. Texas
  • T-4. Florida
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2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (10)

Lowest

  • 47. Rhode Island
  • 48. Wyoming
  • 49. Delaware
  • 50. New Hampshire
  • 51. District of Columbia

Best State vs. Worst State: 5x Difference

California vs. District of Columbia

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% of Insured Adults Aged 19 to 64

Highest

  • 1. Massachusetts
  • 2. District of Columbia
  • 3. Hawaii
  • T-4. Vermont
  • T-4. Rhode Island

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (12)

Lowest

  • T-47. Georgia
  • T-47. Mississippi
  • 49. Florida
  • 50. Oklahoma
  • 51. Texas

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (13)

% of Insured Children Aged 0 to 18

Highest

  • 1. Massachusetts
  • 2. Vermont
  • 3. District of Columbia
  • 4. Rhode Island
  • 5. New York

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (14)

Lowest

  • T-47. Arizona
  • T-47. Oklahoma
  • 49. Wyoming
  • 50. Alaska
  • 51. Texas

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (15)

Infant Mortality Rate

Lowest

  • 1. Vermont
  • 2. California
  • 3. Massachusetts
  • 4. New Jersey
  • 5. New York

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (16)

Highest

  • 47. South Dakota
  • 48. Arkansas
  • 49. Louisiana
  • 50. West Virginia
  • 51. Mississippi

Best State vs. Worst State: 2x Difference

Vermont vs. Mississippi

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2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (17)

Cancer Rate

Lowest

  • 1. New Mexico
  • 2. Arizona
  • 3. Colorado
  • 4. California
  • 5. Wyoming

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (18)

Highest

  • 47. New Jersey
  • 48. West Virginia
  • 49. Arkansas
  • 50. Louisiana
  • 51. Kentucky

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (19)

Stroke & Heart Disease Rate

Lowest

  • 1. Hawaii
  • 2. Colorado
  • 3. Connecticut
  • 4. Wisconsin
  • 5. Massachusetts

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (20)

Highest

  • 47. Oklahoma
  • 48. Kentucky
  • 49. Arkansas
  • 50. Mississippi
  • 51. West Virginia

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (21)

% of At-Risk Adults with No Routine Doctor Visit in Past Two Years

Best State vs. Worst State: 2x Difference

West Virginia vs. California

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (23)

% of Adults with No Dental Visit in Past Year

Lowest

  • 1. Rhode Island
  • 2. Hawaii
  • 3. Utah
  • 4. Massachusetts
  • 5. Connecticut

2022's Best & Worst States for Health Care (24)

Highest

  • 47. Mississippi
  • 48. West Virginia
  • 49. Kentucky
  • 50. Texas
  • 51. Arkansas

Best State vs. Worst State: 2x Difference

Rhode Island vs. Arkansas

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Ask the Experts

As Americans anticipate changes to their health care in both the short and long terms, we asked a panel of experts to weigh in with their thoughts on the following key questions:

  1. What tips do you have for a person looking to find the right balance between the cost of premium and level of coverage?
  2. What are the most important steps Americans can take to minimize health-related expenditures?
  3. What is your opinion on Medicare-for-All?
  4. What are the major issues facing healthcare in 2022?

Ask the Experts

Jean Bae
J.D., M.P.H. – Visiting Associate Professor, School of Global Public Health – New York University
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MD, MPH – Professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine – University of California, San Francisco
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Victoria Perez
Assistant Professor of Health Policy, Yale School of Public Health – Yale University
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M.D. – Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy Dornsife School of Public Health – Drexel University
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Karoline Mortensen
Ph.D. – Associate Dean, Business Programs; Professor, Health Management and Policy, Miami Herbert Business School – University of Miami
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Christopher Plein
Ph.D. – Eberly Family Professor for Outstanding Public Service, Professor of Public Administration, Department of Public Administration, John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics; Adjunct Specialist, WVU Extension Family and Community Development – West Virginia University
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Methodology

In order to determine the best and worst states for health care, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three key dimensions: 1) Cost, 2) Access and 3) Outcomes.

We evaluated those dimensions using 42 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the best health care at the most reasonable cost.

Finally, we determined each state and the District’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample.

Cost – Total Points: 33.33

  • Cost of Medical Visit: Full Weight (~5.56 Points)
  • Average Hospital Expenses per Inpatient Day at Community Hospitals: Full Weight (~5.56 Points)
    Note: Includes all operating and non-operating expenses for registered U.S. community hospitals, defined as nonfederal short-term general and other special hospitals whose facilities and services are available to the public.
  • Cost of Dental Visit: Full Weight (~5.56 Points)
  • Average Monthly Insurance Premium: Full Weight (~5.56 Points)
  • Share of High Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending: Full Weight (~5.56 Points)
    Note: This metric measures the share of the population aged 64 and younger with high out-of-pocket medical spending relative to their annual income.
  • Share of Adults with No Doctor Visits Due to Cost: Full Weight (~5.56 Points)

Access – Total Points: 33.33

  • Percentage of Residents 12+ Who Are Fully Vaccinated: Double Weight (~2.90 Points)
  • Quality of Public Hospital System: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
    Note: This metric is based on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ ranking of public hospital systems.
  • Hospital Beds per Capita: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
  • Average Response Time from EMS Notification to EMS Arrival (minutes): Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
  • Average Emergency-Room Wait Time: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
  • Time Before Admission: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
    Note: This metric refers to the average time, in hours, patients spend in the emergency room before being admitted to the hospital.
  • Physicians per Capita: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
  • Geriatricians per Population Aged 65 & Older: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
  • Nurse Practitioners per Capita: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
  • Physician Assistants per Capita: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
  • EMTs & Paramedics per Capita: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
    Note: “EMTs” refer to emergency medical technicians.
  • Urgent-Care Centers per Capita: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
    Note: “Urgent-Care Centers” include those certified by the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA).
  • Convenient Care Clinics per Capita: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
  • Medicare Certified Rural Health Clinics per Rural Population: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
    Note: Medicare Certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs): RHCs provide primary care and preventive services in rural, underserved areas. They can be public, non-profit, or for-profit facilities, must be staffed at least 50% of the time with Nurse Practitioners, PAs, or Certified Nurse Midwives, and must meet certain other facility and quality requirements.
  • Dentists per Capita: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
  • Share of Medical Residents Retained: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
  • Share of Insured Adults: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
    Note: “Adults” include the population aged 19 to 64.
  • Share of Insured Children: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
    Note: “Children” include the population aged 0 to 18.
  • Share of Adults with No Personal Doctor: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
  • Status of State ACA Innovation Waivers: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
    Note: This metric measures if a state has either released a draft, enacted a legislation or has had an Innovation waiver approved by federal government.
  • Adoption of Telehealth Services: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
    Note: “Telehealth,” as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. This composite metric includes Patient Setting, Technology, Provider Types and Medicaid Coverage.
  • Patient Encounters in Community Health Centers per Capita: Full Weight (~1.45 Points)
    Note: “Community Health Centers” refer to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines as “all organizations receiving grants under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS). FQHCs qualify for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other benefits.”

Outcomes – Total Points: 33.33

  • Infant Mortality Rate: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
  • Child Mortality Rate: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
  • Maternal Mortality Rate: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
  • Share of Patients Readmitted to Hospitals: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
    Note: This metric measures the percentage of patients readmitted within 30 days following discharge from a hospital.
  • Share of Hospitalized Patients Discharged Without Instructions for Home Recovery: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
  • Share of Hospital Patients Who Did Not Receive Patient-Centered Care: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
  • Life Expectancy: Double Weight (~4.44 Points)
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
  • Stroke & Heart Disease Rate: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
  • Share of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
  • Share of At-Risk Adults with No Routine Doctor Visit in Past Two Years: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
  • Share of Adults with No Dental Visit in Past Year: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
  • Share of Children with Medical & Dental Preventive-Care Visits in Past Year: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
    Note: “Children” include the population aged 0 to 17.
  • Share of Non-Immunized Children: Full Weight (~2.22 Points)
    Note: “Children” include the population aged 19 to 35 months.

Sources: Data used to create this ranking were collected from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Council for Community and Economic Research, The Commonwealth Fund, Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, United Health Foundation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, ProPublica, Association of American Medical Colleges, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Telemedicine Association, Urgent Care Association of America, Convenient Care Association, Kaiser Family Foundation, Trustees of Dartmouth College, American Board of Medical Specialties, State Health and Value Strategies, County Health Rankings, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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  • Phoenix, Ariz. ...
  • Tucson, Ariz.

Where can I retire on $2500 a month? ›

1. McAllen, Texas. McAllen made the No. 1 spot as the best city to retire on a monthly budget of $2,500 or less by offering the most budget-friendly expenditures compared to the rest of the U.S. and the top livability score among these 11 cities.

What is the friendliest state for retirees? ›

1. Delaware. Congratulations, Delaware – you're the most tax-friendly state for retirees! With no sales tax, low property taxes, and no death taxes, it's easy to see why Delaware is a tax haven for retirees.

What is the number 1 place to retire in the world? ›

1. Panama. Not for the first time, Panama tops the list of the world's best places to retire. Located away from Central America's hurricane belt, its warm tropical climate is tempered by breezes from the Pacific Ocean on one coast and the Caribbean Sea on the other.

What are the safest states to retire in? ›

10 Best States to Retire in 2021
  • 1. ( tie) Iowa. ...
  • (tie) West Virginia. Economy: 8 Crime/Safety: 16 Lifestyle: 6 Healthcare: 29. ...
  • (tie) Arkansas. Economy: 4 Crime/Safety: 46 Lifestyle: 8 Healthcare: 6. ...
  • (tie) Mississippi. Economy: 9 Crime/Safety: 24 Lifestyle: 10 Healthcare: 21. ...
  • (tie) Florida. ...
  • (tie) Kentucky. ...
  • Connecticut. ...
  • Missouri.
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Do any states have free healthcare? ›

Three states (Colorado, Nevada and Washington) have already passed a public option. It's not single-payer health care reform, but it's possible that we might see more states adopt their own public-option reforms.

Where does US rank in healthcare? ›

Overall Ranking of Health Care System Performance in 11 Industrialized Nations
CountryRanking
Norway7
France9
Canada10
United States11
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Who has the best healthcare in the world in 2021? ›

South Korea has the best health care systems in the world, that's according to the 2021 edition of the CEOWORLD magazine Health Care Index, which ranks 89 countries according to factors that contribute to overall health.

What is the best healthcare system? ›

Countries with the best healthcare systems in the world in 2022
  • Countries with the best healthcare systems in the world in 2022. The following 10 countries have been seen as providing the best healthcare for their population. ...
  • Singapore. ...
  • Australia. ...
  • Switzerland. ...
  • The Netherlands.
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Which states have the most expensive health care? ›

This list shows the average cost of health insurance in each of the 50 states, ranging from $831 a month in West Virginia, the most expensive state, to $309 a month in the cheapest state.

What state is the hardest to get Medicaid in? ›

Main Findings
Overall RankStateEligibility & Enrollment
1Massachusetts12
2Rhode Island2
3Vermont16
4Pennsylvania21
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What country has the best healthcare? ›

Learn more about how countries are assessed in the Best Countries methodology.
  • No. 8: Netherlands. ...
  • No. 7: United Kingdom. ...
  • No. 6: Switzerland. ...
  • No. 5: Canada. ...
  • No. 4: Norway. Quality of Life Rank: 5. ...
  • No. 3: Sweden. Quality of Life Rank: 1. ...
  • No. 2: Germany. Quality of Life Rank: 7. ...
  • No. 1: Denmark. Quality of Life Rank: 2.
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Who has the best doctors in the world? ›

1. United States: On our list of the top ten nations with the best doctors in the world, the United States earns the top spot.

Which country has the best doctors and hospitals? ›

According to this index, the ten countries with the best health care are:
  • Denmark.
  • Austria.
  • Japan.
  • Australia.
  • France.
  • Spain.
  • Belgium.
  • United Kingdom.

Does America have the best doctors? ›

1. United States. The US takes the crown on our list of the top 10 countries with the best doctors in the world.

Where is the best hospital in the world? ›

The top 10 hospitals in the world:
  • Mayo Clinic.
  • Cleveland Clinic.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Toronto General Hospital (Toronto, Canada)
  • Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore)
  • AP-HP - Hôpital Universitaire Pitié Salpêtrière (Paris, France)
2 Mar 2022

What is the healthiest population in the world? ›

According to this year's report Spain is considered to have the healthiest population in the world achieving a score of 92.75, with it boasting a life expectancy of 83.5 years and this is projected to increase to 85.8 by 2040 to be the highest around the globe.

Who has the best medical technology in the world? ›

Switzerland, along with the #1 overall ranking, placed first for Quality. The U.S. ranked first for Choice along with Science & Technology, while Germany ranked highest for Fiscal Sustainability.

Does Florida have good healthcare? ›

Florida ranks near the bottom among all U.S. states — at 42 — for health care based on cost, accessibility and outcomes, according to WalletHub. The best state in terms of affordability, access to care and better patient outcomes is Vermont, followed by Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Hawaii.

Does Texas have good healthcare? ›

Texas ranked 42nd overall in our measure of health system performance — in large part because of how hard it is for people in the state to get and afford the health care they need.

Does North Carolina have good healthcare? ›

Overall, North Carolina ranked 34th of 51. (The District of Columbia is included in the rankings with the 50 states.)

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