(DES MOINES) – Iowa was named 2017’s second best state for health care in a new study from personal finance website, WalletHub.com.

This ranking is the latest in a number of recent reports giving Iowa high marks for health care including:

·         2nd highest Medicaid patient satisfaction

·         5th best state for overall child well-being

·         7th best state for mental health care

·         Outpaced nation in overall well-being at twice the national average

In order to determine where Americans receive the highest-quality services at the best prices, WalletHub analysts compared all 50 states and Washington, D.C. across 35 measures of cost, accessibility and outcome.

Some of Iowa’s scores are:

·         1st – most hospital beds per capita

·         6th – percentage of insured adults (18-64)

·         10th – percentage of insured children (0-17)

·         2nd – lowest infant mortality rate

Click here to read the full study.

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