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    Worst states for health care

    The ongoing debate between political parties over health care in the United States is nothing less than dizzying. Sometimes it seems that one group says universal coverage for all, while the other calls for more specific plans. What can get lost in all of the back and forth is just where our nation stands in terms of health coverage.

    The average American spends more than $10,000 on health care each year, but that does not mean your money is giving you the best quality. There are stories of a patient going in for a simple procedure only to find out doctors mistakenly put a piece of plastic in his leg. Or, people going to see their doctors only to later receive bills for thousands of dollars.

    To show how the state you call home compares to its neighbors, Stacker gathered data from a WalletHub analysis of health care to rank our 50 states and District of Columbia.

    The WalletHub rankings were created by scoring various health care factors related to cost, access, and outcomes in each state. Measuring cost included factors, such as the cost of visiting a doctor and average monthly premiums. Access rankings looked at the quality of the public hospital system, the number of doctors per person, and Medicare acceptance rates. Ranking medical outcomes was a measure of mortality, cancer rate, and non-immunized children. How each state scored in terms of cost, access and outcomes determined its total score.

    We begin our list at #25 in the Midwest and work our way to the worst state for health care. Will your home make the list? Only one way to find out. Read on!

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    #25: Michigan

    Total Score: 55.82
    Cost Rank: #19
    Access Rank: #12
    Outcomes Rank: #39


     

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    #24: New York

    Total Score: 54.34
    Cost Rank: #46
    Access Rank: #9
    Outcomes Rank: #25


     

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    #23: New Mexico

    Total Score: 53.83
    Cost Rank: #34
    Access Rank: #28
    Outcomes Rank: #27


     

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    #22: Indiana

    Total Score: 53.57
    Cost Rank: #26
    Access Rank: #27
    Outcomes Rank: #34


     

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    #21: Wyoming

    Total Score: 53.56
    Cost Rank: #39
    Access Rank: #36
    Outcomes Rank: #17


     

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    #20: Arizona

    Total Score: 53.52
    Cost Rank: #33
    Access Rank: #46
    Outcomes Rank: #16


     

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    #19: Idaho

    Total Score: 53.25
    Cost Rank: #36
    Access Rank: #47
    Outcomes Rank: #14


     

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    #18: Oregon

    Total Score: 52.88
    Cost Rank: #37
    Access Rank: #45
    Outcomes Rank: #15


     

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    #17: Montana

    Total Score: 52.01
    Cost Rank: #35
    Access Rank: #32
    Outcomes Rank: #32


     

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    #16: Kentucky

    Total Score: 51.81
    Cost Rank: #11
    Access Rank: #17
    Outcomes Rank: #47


     

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    #15: Missouri

    Total Score: 51.59
    Cost Rank: #24
    Access Rank: #23
    Outcomes Rank: #41


     

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    #14: West Virginia

    Total Score: 49.47
    Cost Rank: #27
    Access Rank: #7
    Outcomes Rank: #48


     

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    #13: Oklahoma

    Total Score: 48.06
    Cost Rank: #28
    Access Rank: #29
    Outcomes Rank: #46


     

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    #12: Tennessee

    Total Score: 47.85
    Cost Rank: #40
    Access Rank: #26
    Outcomes Rank: #44


     

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    #11: Texas

    Total Score: 47.11
    Cost Rank: #44
    Access Rank: #51
    Outcomes Rank: #30


     

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    #10: Nevada

    Total Score: 46.24
    Cost Rank: #47
    Access Rank: #50
    Outcomes Rank: #28


     

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    #9: Florida

    Total Score: 46.07
    Cost Rank: #48
    Access Rank: #40
    Outcomes Rank: #35


     

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    #8: Alabama

    Total Score: 45.45
    Cost Rank: #32
    Access Rank: #43
    Outcomes Rank: #45


     

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    #7: South Carolina

    Total Score: 45.01
    Cost Rank: #45
    Access Rank: #37
    Outcomes Rank: #42


     

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    #6: Georgia

    Total Score: 44.89
    Cost Rank: #38
    Access Rank: #49
    Outcomes Rank: #43


     

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    #5: North Carolina

    Total Score: 44.45
    Cost Rank: #50
    Access Rank: #44
    Outcomes Rank: #36


     

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    #4: Arkansas

    Total Score: 42.82
    Cost Rank: #42
    Access Rank: #34
    Outcomes Rank: #49


     

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    #3: Alaska

    Total Score: 40.64
    Cost Rank: #51
    Access Rank: #38
    Outcomes Rank: #33


     

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    #2: Mississippi

    Total Score: 40.54
    Cost Rank: #43
    Access Rank: #31
    Outcomes Rank: #51


     

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    #1: Louisiana

    Total Score: 38.95
    Cost Rank: #49
    Access Rank: #35
    Outcomes Rank: #50


     

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