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Texas Ranks As One Of Worst States For Health Care, Private Study Says

The study compared all 50 states and Washington D.C. across three broad categories related to health care: cost, access and outcomes.

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Texas ranks as the 11th worst state in the country for health care in a new analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website.

 The study compared all 50 states and Washington D.C. across three broad categories related to health care: cost, access and outcomes.

Texas ranked at No. 41 overall, earning a score of 47.11 out of a possible 100. In each of the three categories, Texas ranked 30th in outcomes, 44th in cost and dead last in access.

The three categories were broken down into 35 more specific metrics such as average monthly insurance premium, physicians per capita and life expectancy. Here’s more on the methodology.

Other results from the study show Texas has the lowest percentage of insured adults (aged 18 to 64), a low percentage of insured children (aged under a year to 17) and a high percentage of adults who haven’t been to the dentist in the past year.

One positive finding: Texas has one of the highest shares of medical providers staying in the state. Explore the study here and in the map below. [WalletHub]

Source: WalletHub

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