New Study Says Louisiana Is 2018’s Worst State For Health Care
NEW ORLEANS — With the Affordable Care Act remaining in effect and the CDC reporting 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 as well as accompanying videos.
In order to determine where Americans receive the highest-quality services at the best prices, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 40 key measures of health care cost, accessibility and outcome. The data set ranges from average monthly insurance premium to physicians per capita to share of insured population.
Health Care in Louisiana (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
35th – Avg. Monthly Insurance Premium
23rd – Physicians per Capita
51st – Dentists per Capita
34th – Physician Medicare-Acceptance Rate
43rd – Percent of Insured Adults
23rd – Percent of Insured Children
21st – Percent of At-Risk Adults with No Routine Doctor Visit in Past Two Years
51st – Percent of Adults with No Dental Visit in Past Year
19th – Percent of Medical Residents Retained
Read the complete report here.
- by Alexa Renée Harrison, associate news editor