Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking12-3
Access and Affordability14-1
Prevention and Treatment7-5
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost16+3
Healthy Lives30-10
Medicaid ExpansionNo


Total Population1,322,156320,842,721
Median Household Income$63,199$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)29%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic94%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic1%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic4%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy2%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Adults with any mental illness who did not receive treatment
  • Adults without a usual source of care
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Adults who have lost six or more teeth
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits age 65 and older
  • Drug poisoning deaths

Most Improved Indicators

  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits ages 18-64

Indicators That Worsened the Most

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

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the New England regionGains for Maine
71,14871,148more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
42,31631,737fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
33,89833,898more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
2,5382,538more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
40,81127,245fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
143106fewer 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).