Maryland health insurance
The Old Line State drops four spots in 24th annual ranking of state health
June 11, 2014
How healthy is it to live in Maryland? The state is ranked as the 24th healthiest state in the 2013 edition of America’s Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation. That’s down four spots from the 2012 edition.
Why Maryland was ranked #24
Possible factors contributing to Maryland’s slump include an increase in the number of children in poverty in the state and a continued upward trend in the prevalence of diabetes. The state also has one of the worst rankings – 43rd – for air pollution.
For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Maryland.
Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Maryland 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 Marylandhere.
Get local health results
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Maryland, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.