Special Report

This Is the Worst American State for Healthcare

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21. Kentucky
> Total Index score: 45.1 out of 100
> State residents per hospital: 61,380 – 12th fewest
> Annual healthcare spending per capita: $9,531 – 9th highest
> People satisfied with hospital service: 70% – 21st lowest

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22. Iowa
> Total Index score: 44.1 out of 100
> State residents per hospital: 79,199 – 24th fewest
> Annual healthcare spending per capita: $8,004 – 21st lowest
> People satisfied with hospital service: 76% – 8th highest

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23. Rhode Island
> Total Index score: 43.9 out of 100
> State residents per hospital: 96,501 – 18th most
> Annual healthcare spending per capita: $8,933 – 12th highest
> People satisfied with hospital service: 73% – 17th highest

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24. Alaska
> Total Index score: 43.9 out of 100
> State residents per hospital: 72,436 – 17th fewest
> Annual healthcare spending per capita: $7,408 – 13th lowest
> People satisfied with hospital service: 71% – 24th highest

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25. Tennessee
> Total Index score: 43 out of 100
> State residents per hospital: 70,860 – 14th fewest
> Annual healthcare spending per capita: $5,982 – the lowest
> People satisfied with hospital service: 69% – 19th lowest

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