The researchers at WalletHub have poured over the data and crunched the numbers to determine the best states when it comes to healthcare, and it's good news for us Minnesotans.

With 2020 being the year of the coronavirus pandemic, never before in our lifetime has healthcare been in more of a spotlight. Fortunately for Minnesotans, healthcare in our state is just about the best you will find in America, COVID-19 or not.

Minnesota finished second, only to Massachusetts out of the fifty states. Wisconsin came in at #18 on the list.

They WalletHub team looked at 44 key factors including cost of insurance, number of hospital beds, physician availability, medicare acceptance, infant mortality, rate of insured, cancer rates, preventative care rates, and more.

Source: WalletHub

The Ten Best States for Healthcare

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Minnesota
  3. Rhode Island
  4. North Dakota
  5. Vermont
  6. Colorado
  7. Iowa
  8. Hawaii
  9. South Dakota
  10. Connecticut

As always, when we talk about the best places to have a baby, we also need to talk about the bottom of that list too:

  • #46 - Mississippi
  • #47 - North Carolina
  • #48 - Alabama
  • #49 - Louisiana
  • #50 - Georgia

When it comes to the cost of healthcare, WalletHub adds:

Finding good health care at the right price point should be a priority for all Americans during the current health crisis. However, even without any extra costs that might arise from the coronavirus pandemic, the average American spends more than $11,000 per year on personal health care, according to the most recent estimates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

 

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