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Louisiana dead last in healthcare rank claims Wallethub Featured

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health us 2017 3Based upon findings from WalletHub, Louisiana's healthcare delivery might be approrpiately be considered needing intensive care.Specifically, WalletHub claims it is in last place in the nation.  in fact, WalletHub's findings indicates that since 2016, it has dropped from next to last place, to dead last.

Louisiana dead last in healthcare rank claims Wallethub

Louisiana dead last in healthcare rank claims Wallethub, Mississipi ranks higher

 

Of greatest significance in comparing the two years, WalletHub rates Louisiana now 44th in average monthly insurance premium compared to 28th from last year.  The state did improve from 30th to 25th in terms of the number of physicians per capita however, the number of children with health insurance improved by 2%, 24th to 22nd place, this year.

Louisiana's cost is ranked 49th, access is ranked 33rd and outcomes are ranked 50th.  By comparison, only Mississippi's outcomes are worse, yet its total score is approximately 1.5% better than Louisiana because its costs and access are much better.  The best state is Hawaii with its cost ranked 3rd, it's access not very good at 42nd but the outcomes ranked in 1st place.

Below are the comparitive findings and comments from WalletHub. 

With several politicians raising concerns about the possible collapse of individual insurance markets while Republicans are back to the drawing board on health care reform, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst States for Health Care.

In order to determine where Americans receive the highest-quality services at the best prices, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 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.

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Health Care in Louisiana (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 44th – Avg. Monthly Insurance Premium
  • 25th – Physicians per Capita
  • 50th – Dentists per Capita
  • 34th – Physician Medicare-Acceptance Rate
  • 43rd – % of Insured Adults Aged 18 to 64
  • 22nd – % of Insured Children Aged 0 to 17
  • 43rd – % of Adults with No Dental Visit in Past Year
  • 20th – % of Medical Residents Retained

For the full report, please visit: 
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-best-health-care/23457/

Major insurers such as Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare recently announced their exit from state-sponsored insurance exchanges while the uninsured rate has fallen to a historic low, bringing into question the cost and quality of health care in America. With such developments in mind, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States with the Best & Worst Health Care.

In order to determine which states offer the most cost-effective and highest-quality care, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key metrics. Our data set ranges from “average monthly insurance premium” to “number of physicians per capita” to “percentage of adults and children with health-insurance coverage.”

Health Care in Louisiana (1=Best; 25=Avg.): 

  • 29th – Average Monthly Insurance Premium
  • 30th – Number of Physicians per Capita
  • 50th – Number of Dentists per Capita
  • 34th – Physician Medicare Acceptance Rate
  • 43rd – % of Adults Aged 18 to 64 with Health Insurance
  • 24th – % of Children Aged 0 to 17 with Health Insurance
  • 43rd – % of Adults Without a Dental Visit in Past Year
  • 20th – % of Medical Residents Retained

For the full report, please visit: 
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-best-health-care/23457/

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