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Nevada Ranks Low In New Health Care Study`

Good Marks For Cost, Poor For Accessibility

August 05, 2019 - 4:37 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT)- Quality of, and access to, health care is an increasingly important measure that factors into where Americans want to live, and a new survey on health care from the financial website WalletHub ranks Nevada in the bottom 25% of all states as well as the District of Columbia.

WalletHub looked at 43 key measures of health care cost, accessibility and outcome. The date also looked at the average monthly insurance premium, physicians per capita and the share of insured population.

Overall, Nevada ranked 38th in the survey. The Silver State got decent marks for lowest cancer rate (4th) and costs of care (22nd), but scored low when it came to outcomes (39th) and access to health care (47th). Nevada was also ranked in the bottom three when it came to the number of physicians per capita as well as the percentage of insured children aged 0-18.

Minnesota, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were the top three states in the survey, with Mississippi, North Carolina and Alaska at the bottom.

To take a look at the full report, click here