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Study: Nevada ranks 42nd for health care

Posted at 6:11 PM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 21:11:59-04

A recent study finds Nevada ranks low among states for health care.

According to WalletHub, Nevada ranks 42nd on its list of states for the best and worth health care, comparing cost, accessibility and outcome. It also found Nevada ranks last for its percentage of insured children and 49th for insured adults.

The study also finds Nevada as one of the worst for physicians and hospital beds per capita -- 49th and 50th respectively.

Dentists per capita were higher, ranking Nevada in the middle of the pack at 29. But the Silver State ranked 41st for percentage of adults with no dental visit in the past year.

Louisiana is ranked at the bottom of the list for health care while Hawaii ranks the best state for health care.