Oklahoma Rates as One of the Worst States for Health Care

U.S. News and World Report ranked Oklahoma 48th in health care. The ranking was based on three benchmarks: 1) access to care, 2) quality of care and 3) the overall health of the population.  

In its “Best States for Healthcare 2022” ranking, MoneyRates rated Oklahoma even worse, ranking it 50th. It was the third year in a row that Oklahoma landed in the bottom three. Using data from the US Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and the Kaiser Family Foundation, MoneyRates.com ranked each state’s performance in eight categories (health insurance coverage, the percentage of the population with a fair or poor health status, child immunization coverage, infant mortality rates, adequacy of nursing care staffing, adequacy of medical office staff, hospital affordability, and health insurance affordability.)

WalletHub also ranked the state 46th overall utilizing 44 metrics across three categories: cost, access, and outcomes.