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Florida near bottom of list on health care ranking

On a recent ranking health care ranking by the website WalletHub, Florida was near the bottom of the list when compared with other states and the District of Columbia.

The list, 2017′s Best & Worst States for Health Care, saw Florida ranked 50th out of 51 for the percentage of insured adults between the ages of 14 and 64. Florida was 47th for the percentage of insured children.

Other low-performing areas included the average insurance premium cost, the number of hospital beds and dentists per capita and the percentage of adults with no dental care in the past year.

Florida’s highest ranking was 26th when considering the number of physicians per capita.

Overall, Florida was 43 out of 51, followed by Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alaska, Mississippi and Louisiana.

The top 10 states were Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, District of Columbia, Connecticut, South Dakota, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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