States with the Best Health Systems

States with the Best Health Systems

Different states spend billions of dollars annually on healthcare. Lawmakers also meet complex challenges when responding to their residents’ healthcare needs.

We consider the accessibility of preventative medical and dental treatment for children and adults when evaluating the best states for health care.

The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic and its effects reverberated throughout the health system in the country. It also exposed the condition of the healthcare system throughout the country. It gave us crucial feedback on the accessibility and efficiency of health insurance in everywhere and offered an opportunity for everyone to re-evaluate their choices.

Policymakers and providers still have the opportunity to strengthen their insurance coverage and care delivery systems to become better equipped for future health emergencies.

The Current Top-Ranking States in Health Care Delivery

To arrive at the top states in health care service provision, we try to answer these questions:

Do the citizens have access to quality health care?

Are people getting the best treatment at the right time and in the right setting?

How well do they handle pandemics?

Other parameters that determine the best states in health care include:

●       The percentage of the uninsured population

●       Mortality rates

●       Preventable hospital admission ratios

●       Obesity rates

The top 5 states with the best health care systems according to the Commonwealth Fund Scorecard are as follows:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Connecticut
  4. Washington
  5. Vermont

●       Hawaii

The scorecard 2022 by the Commonwealth fund ranked Hawaii as the state with the best health care system. The parameters used in ranking include health care access, quality, and overall public health quality. Hawaii ranked first in the first two categories and sixth in the third.

To date, Hawaii is the only one to have implemented near-universal health insurance. Hawaii has stayed at the top of the scorecard because of the requirement that employers must provide health insurance to all employees working more than 20 hours.

●       Massachusetts

Massachusetts ranked second in health care access, fourteenth in the quality of care, and fourth in public health. The parameters that gauge overall public health include mortality rates, number of uninsured people, obesity rates, and preventable hospital admissions.

According to America’s health rankings, as of 2021, only 3.0% of Massachusetts residents didn’t have a health insurance plan.

●       Connecticut

This year, Connecticut ranked third in health care access, sixteenth in quality of healthcare, and fifth in general public health. As of 2022, Connecticut only has a 5.9% uninsured population percentage, one of the lowest rates in the country.

The State’s government has created initiatives like covering undocumented children and expanding affordable options. All State Insurance agents offer affordable options for low-income groups as they are most affected by lack of insurance.

●       Washington

Washington state often ranks as the best state. Their health insurance also tops the list of the best. As of 2020, the percentage of the uninsured population in Washington was 9%. The rate is also one of the lowest in the country.

Washington has among the lowest mortality and obesity rates in the country.

●       Vermont

The scorecard ranked Vermont fifth in health care service delivery. As of 2021, only 3% of the population did not have health insurance.

A significant percentage of Vermont citizens have opted for private health insurance plans, with the rest getting coverage from Medicaid. The government also has initiatives to give better coverage to the underinsured.

Our agents, Health Care Solutions Team, understand the insurance challenges in every place we operate. We can help you navigate the complexities of choosing a suitable and affordable health insurance plan. We aim to give you access to reliable and affordable healthcare. Contact us and start your journey today. Healthcare Solutions Team is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National General Insurance Group and Allstate Insurance Company, so you can be sure you’re getting quality service.