2020’s Best & Worst States for Health Care in the U.S.
With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a large strain on medical care in the U.S., from delaying surgeries to moving visits online, WalletHub has compiled a list of 2020's Best and Worst States for Health Care to discover where people can get the most quality, affordable care during the pandemic.
WalletHub compared the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia with 44 key factors such as average monthly insurance premium, physicians per capita, and share of insured population.
The list places states like Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions respectively for health care, while states like Georgia, Louisiana, and Alabama find themselves at the end of the list in the 51st, 50th, and 49th spots respectively.
In addition to this, Texas actually finds itself in the 9th worst spot on the list, at position 43. Below is some additional information about how Texas scored in health care.
Health Care in Texas (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 16th – Avg. Monthly Insurance Premium
- 24th – Hospital Beds per Capita
- 45th – Physicians per Capita
- 27th – Dentists per Capita
- 43rd – Physician Medicare-Acceptance Rate
- 51st – % of Insured Adults
- 51st – % of Insured Children
- 35th – % of At-Risk Adults with No Routine Doctor Visit in Past Two Years
- 45th – % of Adults with No Dental Visit in Past Year
WalletHub includes a full breakdown of each of the factors they measured the states by, and where states placed in each section. They also asked a panel of experts to give their thoughts on several factors of health care.