Where Does Texas Fall in the Country’s Health Care Rankings?

Texas performed above the national average in some areas and below it on others.

By Michael MarksDecember 20, 2016 12:01 pm

The United Health Foundation recently released its annual health rankings for all 50 states. The foundation looked at behaviors, community, environmental conditions, health policies and health care data to rank each state.

Texas is 33rd in the country, up the list from five years ago when the state held the 42nd place.

Sabriya Rice, with the Dallas Morning News, says it’s a bit of a mixed bag. For example, the state saw a decrease in drug-related deaths, but the state still lags in terms of how many people are insured.

“So obviously improvements are happening and things are getting better,” Rice says. “Thirty-third though, it’s still low compared to where it could be.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What states are at the top and bottom of the list

– Where is Texas doing well in health care?

– Where Texas is falling behind