In addition to stunning beaches, abundant sunshine and fresh citrus fruit year-round, Hawaii’s residents also enjoy the best health care in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report, which ranked health care in all 50 states.
In calculating the rankings, U.S. News gave equal weight to health care access, overall health care quality and public health in each state.
To evaluate health care access in each state, the publisher examined wellness and dental visits, health care affordability and health insurance enrollment. U.S. News measured quality by looking at the quality of a state’s hospitals and nursing homes, among other factors. Each state’s mental health, mortality rate, suicide rate, smoking rate and obesity rate helped determine its overall public health score.
The top 10 best states for health care in 2019
5. Rhode Island
6. New Jersey
The 10 worst states for health care in 2019
3. West Virginia