10 States Offering Retirees the Best Health Care in 2024

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As we grow older, most of us find ourselves at the doctor’s office more often. That makes it extra important to retire to one of the states with the best health care.

Recently, WalletHub ranked all 50 states according to the quality of health care they offer.

In compiling its rankings, WalletHub looked at more than a dozen factors, including:

  • Family medicine physicians per capita
  • Top-rated geriatrics hospitals
  • The share of the population 65 and older with good or better health

Following are the states that WalletHub says offer retirees the best health care.

1. Minnesota

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Minnesota tops the list of states offering great retiree health care. So perhaps it’s not surprising to find the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

The state is also a place full of generous people. The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are among “The 15 Most Charitable Places in America.”

2. Massachusetts

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In addition to offering retirees first-class health care, Massachusetts is among the “15 States Where the Most People Have Health Insurance.”

In 2022, just 2.4% of the state’s residents did not have health coverage.

3. Colorado

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Colorado’s reputation for excellent health care is likely a primary reason why it is one of “The 10 Best States for a Long and Healthy Life.”

It probably also doesn’t hurt that it has one of the lowest obesity rates in the nation.

The rest of the top 10

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Rounding out WalletHub’s top 10 states for retiree health care, starting with No. 4, are:

  • Connecticut
  • New Hampshire
  • Nebraska
  • Hawaii
  • Pennsylvania
  • California
  • South Dakota

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