10 Best, Worst States For Healthcare In 2021


By Alia Paavola

Iowa is this year's best state for healthcare, while South Carolina is the worst, according to an annual report.

For its report, "Vital Signs: Best States for Healthcare 2021," all 50 states and Washington, D.C., were ranked on eight factors, including health insurance coverage and affordability, hospital affordability and medical office staffing levels.

The 10 best states for healthcare in 2021:

1. Iowa

2. Massachusetts

3. Nebraska (tie)

4. North Dakota (tie)

5. Connecticut

6. Rhode Island

7. New Hampshire

8. Virginia

9. Maryland

10. Kentucky

The 10 worst:

1. South Carolina

2. Oklahoma

3. Alaska

4. New Mexico

5. Texas

6. Georgia

7. Arizona

8. California

9. North Carolina

10. Nevada


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