Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking280
Access and Affordability18+3
Prevention and Treatment31-1
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost40-1
Healthy Lives29-8
Medicaid ExpansionYes


Total Population12,625,584320,842,721
Median Household Income$69,772$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)29%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic61%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic14%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic8%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy17%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Uninsured children
  • Suicide deaths
  • Employee insurance costs as a share of median income

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate age 65 and older
  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication
  • Children without a medical and dental preventive care visit

Most Improved Indicators

  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Children who are overweight or obese
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64
  • Children without a medical and dental preventive care visit

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Great Lakes regionGains for Illinois
520,197229,498more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
388,37397,093fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
560,219336,131more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
30,96017,692more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
278,49710,383fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
3,9052,165fewer 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).