A new report released this morning shows that Texas has some of the lowest health care rankings in the nation. The report looks at each state’s health care in terms of access, affordability, and a series of health outcomes. Each state receives an overall rank, and is also ranked categorically.
Texas received a total score of 43 overall putting the state in the bottom ten percent for health care in the nation. This ranking is a result of combination scores in three categories: cost, access and outcomes.
The state ranks 28th in terms of cost, 51st in access, and 38th in terms of outcomes.
The report examines 33 metrics from a number of different data pools to calculate these rankings. The CDC, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CMS are included in the list of data providers.
Metrics include: the full weight cost of medical care per visit, average monthly insurance premium cost, the share of individuals who do not visit a doctor due to high cost.