INTERACTIVE: States Benefiting the Most & Least from the Affordable Care Act

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/02 2014 12:36PM

Updated 04/02 2014 12:47PM

A report by Wallet Hub ranked states benefiting the most and least from the Affordable Care Act. 

States were ranked on the following metrics; preexisting conditions per capita (weight = 1), savings per capita on out-of-pocket medical expenses (weight = 1), average change in premium (weight = 1), tax credit-eligible small business per capita (weight = 1), change in per capita uninsured population (weight = 1), emergency room visits per capita (weight =1), average savings on uncompensated care spending per capita (weight = 1), cost-benefit of medicaid expansion (weight =1), state spending required for federal funding (weight = 1), access to care (weight = 1), and preliminary applications (weight = 0.25). 

Click on a state to see how it ranked overall. The report also calculated rankings if all states opted to expand Medicare. Those rankings were placed under hypothetical rankings category. Ranking key (1= Benefiting the Most, 51 = Benefiting the Least).

States Benefiting the Most:
  1. New York
  2. West Virginia
  3. Vermont
  4. Kentucky
  5. Ohio

States Benefiting the Least:
  1. Georgia
  2. Utah
  3. Idaho
  4. South Dakota
  5. Arizona
For more information on the report visit Wallet Hub

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