South Carolina named one of the worst states for health care

South Carolina named one of the worst states for health care

(WIS) - South Carolina was named one of the worst states for health care, according to a new WalletHub study.

With the Affordable Care Act remaining in effect and the Centers for Disease Control reports that over 88 percent of the population has a regular place to go for medical care, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018's Best & Worst States for Health Care on Monday.

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 40 key measures of health care cost, accessibility and outcome to determine where Americans receive the highest-quality services at the best prices.

The dataset ranges from average monthly insurance premium to physicians per capita to share of the insured population.

Best States for Health Care

1. Vermont

2. Massachusetts

3. New Hampshire

4. Minnesota

5. Hawaii

6. Rhode Island

7. Colorado

8. District of Columbia

9. Iowa

10. Maryland

Worst States for Health Care

42. Florida

43. Georgia

44. South Carolina

45. Oklahoma

46. Alabama

47. North Carolina

48. Arkansas

49. Alaska

50. Mississippi

51. Louisiana

Massachusetts has the lowest average monthly health-insurance premium, $290, which is 3.6 times lower than in Alaska, the highest at $1,041.

Meanwhile, Vermont has the lowest number of infant deaths (per 1,000 live births), at three, which is three times lower than in Alabama, the highest at nine.

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