To determine where Americans are receiving the best health care, WalletHub analyzed all 50 states and the District of Columbia, using 35 measures of cost, accessibility and outcome. The measures included monthly insurance premiums, cost of visiting a medical professional, quality of hospitals, life expectancy and rates of cancer and heart disease.
The top five states ranked overall best for health care are:
District of Columbia
While WalletHub did not focus specifically on health care for people 50 and older, analysts at the Washington, D.C.-based personal finance website discovered that some states offer more services and lower costs for older Americans.
"When looking at retirees' health care needs, South Dakota has the highest number of health care facilities and New Hampshire has the highest percentage of senior citizens in good health at 83 percent," said WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez. "We found that Alabama is the best state when it comes to adult day care, clocking in cost-wise at around $7,000 per year. Louisiana has the lowest cost for in-home services, at almost $35,000 per year."
Check out WalletHub's interactive map to see where your state ranks.
The bluer the state, the better.