A recent study ranks Connecticut as the sixth-best state for health care.
Personal finance website WalletHub conducted an analysis comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 metrics of health care cost, accessibility and outcome.
Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale with 100 representing the best health care at the most affordable cost.
Metrics that contributed to Connecticut’s ranking included: 18th in hospital beds per capita, fifth for physicians per capita, 21st for physician Medicare-acceptance rate, eighth in percentage of insured adults aged 18 to 64, sixth in percentage of insured children aged 0 to 17 and second in percentage of adults with no dental visit in the past year.
Hawaii ranked best overall, followed by Iowa, Minnesota and New Hampshire. Some of the worst states for health care were Alaska, Mississippi and Louisiana.
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