Health Care Rankings: Iowa #5

From US News:

The states were ranked on health care using three broad benchmarks: Access to care, quality of care and the overall health of the population. This includes concerning measures such as the percentage of adults without health insurance and the percentage who haven’t had a routine checkup in the past year – including those who went without medical attention because of the cost. It includes positive measures such as the percentage of children receiving medical and dental care under Medicaid. It includes measures of hospital readmissions within 30 days of discharge, nursing home citations and numbers of seniors covered under high-quality Medicare Advantage plans. It involves general measures that correspond with good health – rates of smoking and obesity. And it takes into account infant and overall mortality rates.

#5 Iowa

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