Best & worst states for health care: Where does Colorado rank?
Author: Erin Prater - August 7, 2018 - Updated: August 8, 2018
If you’re a fan of the Denver Broncos, Olathe Sweet Corn, Palisade peaches and magnificent mountain vistas, there’s no doubt — Colorado is, hands down, the best place to live.
But what if you’re a “heavy user” of health care?
A recent WalletHub survey compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia against 40 measures, taking into account factors such as the general health of state populations, common knowledge of best health practices, availability of advanced medical equipment and cost-effectiveness of care.
Where did Colorado rank?
Seventh best, according to the report, with a score of 62.69 percent — about four points under No. 1 Vermont, and a whopping 21 points above No. 51, Louisana.
Colorado also received notably positive marks in the categories of lowest heart disease rate (No. 4 under California) and lowest cancer rate (No. 5 under D.C.).
Of note: Colorado came in 19th in Wallethub’s April 2018 rankings of best and worst states for children’s health care.
You can view that survey here.