Maine health insurance
The Pine Tree State falls one spot to #16 in annual health rankings
How healthy is living in Maine? The state fell one spot to #16, according to the 2013 edition of America’s Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
Why Maine was ranked #16
Factors that may have caused the Pine Tree State’s ranking to dip would include a high prevalence of binge drinking by the state’s residents, as well as a high rate of cancer deaths. Diabetes is also on the rise.
For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Maine.
Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Maine health quality findings.
In addition, 2010’s federal health reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included the creation of a prevention fund to provide more than $16 billion over the next 10 years to invest in effective, proven prevention efforts, like childhood obesity prevention and tobacco cessation, and the site has a report on how it impacts Maine here.
Get local health results
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Maine, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.