Special Report

This Is the Worst American State for Healthcare

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41. Maine
> Total Index score: 37.3 out of 100
> State residents per hospital: 71,291 – 15th fewest
> Annual healthcare spending per capita: $10,559 – the highest
> People satisfied with hospital service: 77% – 5th highest

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42. Vermont
> Total Index score: 36.6 out of 100
> State residents per hospital: 89,036 – 24th most
> Annual healthcare spending per capita: $7,913 – 20th lowest
> People satisfied with hospital service: 75% – 10th highest

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43. South Carolina
> Total Index score: 35.8 out of 100
> State residents per hospital: 78,774 – 23rd fewest
> Annual healthcare spending per capita: $7,372 – 12th lowest
> People satisfied with hospital service: 69% – 19th lowest

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44. New Mexico
> Total Index score: 34.1 out of 100
> State residents per hospital: 58,472 – 10th fewest
> Annual healthcare spending per capita: $7,264 – 9th lowest
> People satisfied with hospital service: 66% – 5th lowest

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45. Maryland
> Total Index score: 34.1 out of 100
> State residents per hospital: 112,323 – 6th most
> Annual healthcare spending per capita: $8,055 – 23rd lowest
> People satisfied with hospital service: 66% – 5th lowest

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