Florida: One of the Priciest States for Health Care
The Forbes Advisor team analyzed 11 key metrics using data from the Kaiser Family Foundation
Kaiser found that Florida ranks No. 4 among the most expensive states for health care.
Findings for the Top Five States:
- South Dakota: The Mount Rushmore State ranked ninth highest for health care costs per person ($11,736) and had the third highest increase in health care spending per person over a five-year period (24.38%).
- Louisiana: Pelican State residents with employer-provided health insurance pay some of the highest premiums in the nation. The average single employee pays $1,740 per year (the sixth highest amount in the nation), employees with plus one coverage pay $4,685 (the highest amount), and employees with a family plan pay $6,999.67 annually (the second highest amount).
- West Virginia: West Virginians with individual health insurance from the Affordable Care Act marketplace pay the fourth highest annual premiums in the nation ($8,024). Additionally, the Mountain State ranked seventh highest for overall health care spending per person ($12,019).
- Florida: Floridians with employer-provided family health coverage pay the highest annual premium in the nation ($7,079.33), and Florida residents were fifth most likely to report that they did not see a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost (14.87%).
- Wyoming: Adults in the Equality State were most likely in the nation to report an unmet need for mental health treatment due to cost and those with an individual health insurance plan from the Affordable Care Act marketplace pay the highest annual premium in the nation ($9,620).