The 10 States With the Best Health Care Access

The 10 States With the Best Health Care Access

People in these states are more likely to have health insurance and visit their doctor for a checkup.

Health Care Access in the U.S.

Americans say the cost of health care is the most important financial problem facing their family, according to a recent Gallup poll. Respondents said health care costs were a larger issue for them than low wages, college expenses or the cost of owning a home.

Nearly 14% of Americans were uninsured in 2017, a 2% jump from 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

In its 2019 Best States rankings, U.S. News determined which states offer the most affordable health care by considering the percentage of residents who do not have health insurance, who did not visit a dentist within the past year, and the percentage of children who had a wellness visit within the last year.

These states made the top 10:

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10. Maryland

Adults without health insurance: 8.3%

Adults without dental visits: 31%

Children with wellness visits: 66%

Evening rush hour in Minneapolis, Minnesota

9. Minnesota

Adults without health insurance: 5.8%

Adults without dental visits: 26%

Children with wellness visits: 73%

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8. Wisconsin

Adults without health insurance: 7.4%

Adults without dental visits: 27%

Children with wellness visits: 79%

QUECHEE, VT - JANUARY 16: Icicles hang from a store at the Quechee Gorge Village on Rt. 4 in Quechee, VT on Jan. 16, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

7. Vermont

Adults without health insurance: 6.8%

Adults without dental visits: 28%

Children with wellness visits: 60%

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6. Rhode Island

Adults without health insurance: 6.6%

Adults without dental visits: 24%

Children with wellness visits: 60%

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