The 10 best states to live in where healthcare is the cheapest
Andy Kiersz,Emma CourtMar 19, 2019, 23:49 IST
Dr. Nicole Arthur (R), visits Tariyana Wiggins, a high school teacher, shortly after the birth of Troy O'Brien Williams in the hospital room at the North Baldwin Infirmary, a 70-bed hospital in rural Bay Minette, Alabama, U.S. on June 22, 2017.Reuters/Jilian Mincer
Healthcare costs in the US tend to be high, but they are more affordable in some places than others.
Using data from a recent report from the Commonwealth Fund, we found the states where premiums and deductibles are least expensive.
Healthcare costs in the US are high, but they're more affordable in some places than others.
A recent report from the Commonwealth Fund broke down the burden of healthcare costs for families with employer-provided health insurance. The report included data on employees' main costs under those plans - the combined average employee premium contribution and deductible - in each state and Washington, DC, in 2017.
As that map shows, there's a wide range in the combined premium and deductible costs. Here are the nine states (plus Washington, DC) with the lowest combined 2017 premiums and deductibles, along with estimates from the Kaiser Family Foundation detailing how many residents of those states lack health insurance: