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SD Ranked 7th Best State for Healthcare

Aug 28, 2017 03:09PM ● By Digital Media Director

With several politicians raising concerns about the possible collapse of individual insurance markets while Republicans are back to the drawing board on healthcare reform, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst States for Health Care.

In order to determine where Americans receive the highest-quality services at the best prices, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 key measures of health care cost, accessibility and outcome. The data set ranges from average monthly insurance premium to physicians per capita to share of insured population.

Health Care in South Dakota (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

●     6th – Hospital Beds per Capita

●     2nd – Dentists per Capita

●     5th – Physician Medicare-Acceptance Rate

●     20th – % of Insured Adults Aged 18 to 64

●     4th – % of At-Risk Adults with No Routine Doctor Visit in Past Two Years

●     6th – % of Adults with No Dental Visit in Past Year

●     28th – % of Medical Residents Retained

The news was even better for Minnesota and Iowa. For the full report, please visit: