The top 10 most expensive states for healthcare in the US

A report from the Commonwealth Fund outlines where healthcare costs are the cheapest and most expensive.

The Commonwealth Fund analyzed trends in private-sector health insurance premiums and deductibles for the under-65 population from 2008 to 2017 with data from the federal government's annual Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. The survey included 40,044 establishments and had a response rate of 65.8 percent.

The top 10 states where healthcare is the most expensive:

1. South Dakota
Average premium contribution and deductible: $8,286
Employee healthcare costs as a percentage of median income: 12 percent

2. Texas
Average premium contribution and deductible: $8,239
Employee healthcare costs as a percentage of median income: 13.7 percent

3. Arizona
Average premium contribution and deductible: $8,060
Employee healthcare costs as a percentage of median income: 14.3 percent

4. North Carolina
Average premium contribution and deductible: $8,015
Employee healthcare costs as a percentage of median income: 13.8 percent

5. Tennessee
Average premium contribution and deductible: $7,900
Employee healthcare costs as a percentage of median income: 13.9 percent

6. Florida
Average premium contribution and deductible: $7,827
Employee healthcare costs as a percentage of median income: 14.3 percent

7. Oklahoma
Average premium contribution and deductible: $7,826
Employee healthcare costs as a percentage of median income: 12.9 percent

8. Georgia
Average premium contribution and deductible: $7,812
Employee healthcare costs as a percentage of median income: 13.8 percent

9. New York
Average premium contribution and deductible: $7,393
Employee healthcare costs as a percentage of median income: 12.2 percent

10. Mississippi
Average premium contribution and deductible: $7,327
Employee healthcare costs as a percentage of median income: 15 percent

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