Ten Worst States for Healthcare

DC was included in the list for a total of 51.

Florida RANKED # 42 in US World & News Report on the list of US States for Healthcare.

Florida has about 18% (3,934 million ) of its 21, 646 million who are adults on Medicaid.

Florida has about 1% (235,332) of its 21,646 million who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Georgia RANKED # 43 in US World & News Report on the list of US States for Healthcare.

Georgia has about 15% (1,590 million) of its 10,627 million who are adults on Medicaid.

Georgia has about 2% (207,634) of its population who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

South Carolina RANKED # 44 in US World and News Report on the list of US
Best States for Healthcare.

South Carolina has about 18% (945,574) of its 5,147 million who
are adults on Medicaid.

South Carolina has about 2% (89,980) of its 5,147 million who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Oklahoma RANKED # 45 in US World and News Report on the list of US Best
States for Healthcare.

Oklahoma has about 16% (658,512) of its 3,948 million who are
adults on Medicaid.

Oklahoma has about 3% (121,150) of its 3,948 million who are
children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Alabama RANKED # 46 in US World; News Report on the list of US Best
States for Healthcare.

Alabama has about 15% (735,564) of its 4,898 million who are adults on Medicaid.

Alabama has about 3% (170,071) of its 4,898 million who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

North Carolina RANKED # 47 in US World and News Report on the list of US Best States for Healthcare.

North Carolina has about 17% (1,769 million) of its 10,497 million who are adults on Medicaid.

North Carolina has about 2% (262,345) of its 10,497 million who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Arkansas RANKED # 48 in US World and News Report on the list of US Best States for Healthcare.

Arkansas has about 25% (756,350) of its 3,026 million who are adults on Medicaid.

Arkansas has about 3% (89,558) of its 3,026 million who are children on Medicaid CHIP.

Alaska RANKED # 49 in US World and News Report on the list of US Best States for Healthcare.

Alaska has about 27% (202,234) of its 735,720 hundred thousand who are adults on Medicaid.

Alaska has about 2% (15,444) of its 735,720 hundred thousand who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Mississippi RANKED # 50 in US World and News Report on the list of US Best States for Healthcare.

Mississippi has about 18% (535,447) of its 2,987 million who are adults on Medicaid.

Mississippi has about 3% (76,060) of its 2,987 million who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Louisiana RANKED # 51 in US World and News Report on the list of US Best States for Healthcare.

Louisiana has about 27% (1,255 million) of its 4,652 million who are adults on Medicaid.

Louisiana has about 3% (139,316) of its 4,652 million who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

RESULTS:

% of Adults on Medicaid ranges from 15% to 27%.

% of Children on Medicaid CHIP ranges from 1% to 3%.

% of Adults & Children on Medicaid & Medicaid CHIP ranges from 17% to 30%.

StateRank#Population% Adults% Children% Adults & Children on Medicaid & Medicaid CHIP
FL4221,646 million18119
GA4310627 million15217
SC445147 million18220
OK453948 million16319
AL464898 million15318
NC4710497 million17219
AR483026 million25328
AK49735720 thousand27229
MS502987million18321
LA514652 million27330

Today’s Analysis

In the spirit of transparency, here is the methodology that was followed by WalletHub.com with regard to the Best & Worst States for Healthcare data. And, I have provided the website url/link for you, the reader, to follow and visit. All of the below data and its methodology executed by Wallet Hub and the insights of highly educated experts in the field, I still do not read where the data was identified as Medicare, Medicaid CHIP, or Medicaid percentage of the population for access to healthcare. How much of the ‘COST’ might be increased if not for Medicare, Medicaid CHIP and Medicaid?

“Best & Worst States for Health Care” WalletHub.com

Aug 6, 2018  |  Adam McCann, Financial Writer According to the CDC, 88.1 percent
of the population has a regular place to go for medical care. But the
cost and service quality of that care can vary widely from state to
state. The overall health of the population, more advanced medical
equipment and a general lack of awareness regarding the best types of
treatment, for instance, can all affect costs. Today, the average
American spends more than $10,000 per year on personal health care,
according to the most recent estimates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That’s about 17.9 percent of the U.S. GDP. But higher costs don’t necessarily translate to better results. According to a study
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 40 measures of cost,
accessibility and outcome. Read on for our findings, expert insight on
the future of American health care and a full description of our
methodology. For your convenience, I have included the following link to detail on Methodology

Main Findings

States with Best & Worst Health Care Systems

Overall Rank
(1 = Best)
StateTotal Score‘Cost’ Rank‘Access’ Rank‘Outcomes’ Rank
1Vermont66.313231
2Massachusetts65.313122
3New Hampshire64.032444
4Minnesota63.351188
5Hawaii63.085355
6Rhode Island62.9842410
7Colorado62.6923153
8District of Columbia62.081636
9Iowa61.9461914
10Maryland61.8622828
11Connecticut61.793377
12Maine61.2635115
13Kansas60.2010921
14South Dakota59.5234316
15Utah59.4825346
16Nebraska59.35271412
17New York58.68131124
18Pennsylvania58.34161029
19Ohio58.1871834
20Michigan57.9881733
21North Dakota57.78151232
22Virginia56.93212917
23Wisconsin56.9047139
24Illinois56.79201631
25Delaware56.5293825
26New Jersey55.77124123
27Oregon54.47284018
28Washington54.29384211
29California54.15174519
30New Mexico53.52192737
31Idaho53.19364813
32Montana52.76432126
33Wyoming52.29462520
34Kentucky52.12142045
35Indiana52.02183640
36Arizona50.62404327
37Missouri49.92292243
38Texas49.00265135
39West Virginia48.3745547
40Nevada48.16324938
41Tennessee47.79223048
42Florida47.04394739
43Georgia46.51305042
44South Carolina46.14493241
45Oklahoma45.59413346
46Alabama44.03444444
47North Carolina43.98504630
48Arkansas43.22373150
49Alaska41.78513722
50Mississippi41.53422651
51Louisiana41.14483949

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. Major insurers, including Blue Cross, Aetna and Humana, have pulled
    out of many state-run insurance exchanges, leaving residents of some
    counties with few, if any, options for coverage. What effects will this
    have for the market in the future?
  2. How has the recently enacted health-care reform reshaped state
    health care systems? How has it impacted businesses and the provision of
    employer-sponsored plans?
  3. What tips do you have for a person looking to find the right balance between the cost of premium and level of coverage?
  4. What are the most important steps Americans can take to minimize health-related expenditures?
  5. What are the most important metrics for evaluating state health care systems?…”

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Here are answers from each state’s public data posted online in July 2019 using Medicaid.gov and World Population Review.com for the source of current approximate data.  See table below.

Connecticut RANKED #1 in US World & News Report on the list of Best States for Healthcare.

Connecticut has about 24% (863,051) of its 3.57 million population who are adults on Medicaid.

Connecticut has about 9% (336, 758) of its 3.57 million population who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Massachusetts RANKED # 2 in US World & News Report on the list of Best States for Healthcare.

Massachusetts has about 38% (1,369,361) of its 3.57 million population who are adults on Medicaid.

Massachusetts has about 9 % (664,324) of its 6.9 million population who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Hawaii RANKED # 3 in US World & News Report on the list of Best States for Healthcare.

Hawaii has about 21% (304,118) of its 1.4 million population who are adults on Medicaid.

Hawaii has about 1% (25,586)of its 1.4 million population who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Iowa RANKED # 4 in US World & News Report on the list of Best States for Healthcare.

Iowa has about 20 % (615,980) of its 3 million population who are adults on Medicaid.

Iowa has about 2 % (73,148) of its 3 million population who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

New Hampshire RANKED # 5 in US News & World Report on the list of Best States for Healthcare.

New Hampshire has about 12 % (163,291) of its 1.3 million population who are adults on Medicaid.

New Hampshire has about 1 % (14,728) of its 1.3 million population who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Rhode Island RANKED # 6 in US World & News Report on the list of Best States for Healthcare.

Rhode Island has about 12% (120,545) of its 1.06 million population who are children on Medicaid CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Programs.

Rhode Island has about 27% (272,055) of its 1.06 million population who are adults on Medicaid.

Vermont RANKED # 7 in US World& News Report on the list of Best States for Healthcare.

Vermont has about 24 % (150,741) of its 627,180 population who are adults on Medicaid.

Vermont has about 0.7 % (4,601) of its 627,180 thousand population who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Wisconsin RANKED # 8 in US World & News Report on the list of Best States for Healthcare.

Wisconsin has about 16 % (960,645) of its 5.8 million population who are adults on Medicaid.

Wisconsin has about 1 % (67,564) of its 5.8 million population who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Minnesota RANKED # 9 in US World & News Report on the list of Best States for Healthcare.

Minnesota has about 18 % (1,030,761) of its 5.6 million population who are adults on Medicaid.

Minnesota has about 0.02 % (1,127) of its 5.6 million population who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

Maryland RANKED # 10 in US World & News Report on the list of Best States for Healthcare.

Maryland has about 19 % (1,156,784) of its 6 million population who are adults on Medicaid.

Maryland has about 2 % (154,214) of its 6 million population who are children on Medicaid CHIP programs.

The data in this table was culled on July 21, 2019 from the most recent data available on Medicaid.gov and on World Population Review.com.

A simple analysis revealed the following total approximate percentage of adults and children enrolled in Medicaid and Medicaid CHIP.

Top 10 Best StatesState% Children on CHIP% Adults on MedicaidTotal % of population on Medicaid & CHIP
1CT92433
2MA93847
3HI12122
4IA22022
5NH11213
6RI122739
7VT0.72424.7
8WI11617
9MN0.021818.02
10MD21921

The best top ten states have healthcare Medicaid and its CHIP that cover at least 13 % to at most 47 % of its population. I find those numbers extraordinary. Do you? And, then, what about an analysis of the bottom ten worst states for healthcare?