New York

Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking14+10
Access and Affordability17-2
Prevention and Treatment26+8
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost36+10
Healthy Lives7+4
Medicaid ExpansionYes


New YorkAverage
Total Population19,608,509320,842,721
Median Household Income$71,794$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)30%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic55%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic14%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic11%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy19%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Suicide deaths
  • Adults who are obese
  • High out-of-pocket medical spending

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate age 65 and older
  • Employer-sponsored insurance spending per enrollee
  • Hospitals with lower-than-average patient experience ratings

Most Improved Indicators

  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate ages 18-64
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need
  • Employer-sponsored insurance spending per enrollee
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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Estimated Gains New York Could Expect if Performance Improves to Match Top States

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Mid-Atlantic regionGains for New York
572,000363,380more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
624,984312,492fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
643,543551,608more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
43,69120,165more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
137,6980fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
4,161743fewer 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).