U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2019 Best States list. The publication evaluated all 50 states across 71 different metrics, including healthcare. To rank the states for healthcare, the report looked at three board measures: access to healthcare, healthcare quality, and public health.
Hawaii earned top honors again this year, followed closely by Massachusetts and Connecticut earning the bronze. Meanwhile, other states did not do so well. Mississippi is ranked as the worst state for healthcare, followed by Arkansas and West Virginia. Below, you’ll find the top 10 best and worst states for healthcare.
The best states for healthcare in 2019 are:
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
The worst states for healthcare in 2019 are:
- West Virginia
You can see the full report here.