Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking32+3
Access and Affordability44+3
Prevention and Treatment41+5
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost10+4
Healthy Lives20+8
Medicaid ExpansionYes


Total Population6,908,516320,842,721
Median Household Income$60,671$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)34%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic55%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic4%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic10%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy31%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Nursing home residents with a hospital admission
  • Children who are overweight or obese
  • Home health patients with a hospital admission

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Uninsured children
  • Adults with any mental illness who did not receive treatment
  • Employee insurance costs as a share of median income

Most Improved Indicators

  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Uninsured children

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Adults who are obese
  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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Estimated Gains Arizona Could Expect if Performance Improves to Match Top States

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Southwest regionGains for Arizona
524,86292,909more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
320,4530fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
347,9860more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
18,8390more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
163,44921,805fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
1,2410fewer premature deaths (before age 75) would occur from causes that are potentially treatable or preventable with timely and appropriate care

Estimated impact if this state’s performance improved to the rate of two benchmark levels — a national benchmark set at the level of the best-performing state and a regional benchmark set at the level of the top-performing state in region ( Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).