Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking36+4
Access and Affordability27+3
Prevention and Treatment34+11
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost36+4
Healthy Lives410
Medicaid ExpansionYes


Total Population6,568,754320,842,721
Median Household Income$60,671$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)32%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic79%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic9%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic5%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy7%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Children who did not receive needed mental health care
  • Hospitals with lower-than-average patient experience ratings
  • Children without a medical home

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Adults without all recommended cancer screenings
  • Adults who smoke
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Children who are overweight or obese
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64
  • Drug poisoning deaths

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Great Lakes regionGains for Indiana
352,832203,997more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
249,20899,683fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
385,956267,200more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
19,46512,166more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
187,50148,974fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
2,3331,418fewer 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).