Arizona ranks in the lower half of the nation when it comes to health care, according to a new study.
The average American spends nearly $10,000 per year on personal health care, a stat from WalletHub within a study about the states with the best health care. Among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Arizona ranks 32 in the study. Factors included the cost, access, and outcomes of healthcare. Although Arizona ranked first with the lowest average monthly insurance premium, our state ranked in the bottom three states when it comes to the number of hospital beds per capita (49) and the percent of children insured (48). Arizona did rank high in lowest cancer rate (3). WalletHub says the states with the best health care are Hawaii, Iowa, and Minnesota. The three worst states are Louisiana, Mississippi and Alaska.