Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking510
Access and Affordability45+3
Prevention and Treatment46-4
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost500
Healthy Lives500
Medicaid ExpansionNo


Total Population2,922,300320,842,721
Median Household Income$45,908$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)42%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic57%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic38%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic3%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy3%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Employer-sponsored insurance spending per enrollee
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Alcohol deaths

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Breast cancer deaths
  • Nursing home residents with a hospital admission
  • Mortality amenable to health care

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Adults with any mental illness who did not receive treatment
  • High out-of-pocket medical spending

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64
  • Children without all recommended vaccines
  • Hospital 30-day mortality

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Southeast regionGains for Mississippi
272,040205,017more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
223,917134,350fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
165,351110,234more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
8,1494,346more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
105,74752,345fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
2,4651,748fewer 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).