Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking44+1
Access and Affordability47+2
Prevention and Treatment440
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost49-6
Healthy Lives31-4
Medicaid ExpansionNo


Total Population20,683,330320,842,721
Median Household Income$56,627$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)35%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic54%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic15%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic5%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy26%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Uninsured adults
  • Medicare spending per beneficiary
  • Children without a medical home

Most Improved Indicators

  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication
  • Uninsured children
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Drug poisoning deaths
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64
  • Children who did not receive needed mental health care

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Southeast regionGains for Florida
2,109,7721,652,080more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
1,335,844667,922fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
899,956499,976more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
60,11436,736more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
711,718361,605fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
5,078136fewer 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 (www.bea.gov: Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).