Alaska ranks last in nation for health care

    JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska comes in dead last in a ranking of health care in all 50 states.

    The personal finance website Wallet-Hub looked at health care costs, access, and outcomes.
    Alaska was tied with Wyoming for having the highest average monthly insurance premiums, just ahead of New Jersey and New York. Overall, Alaska is in last place for medical costs, but in the middle for access to health care and healthy outcomes.
    Alaska scores better in retaining medical residents -- the second highest, after California, despite being one of six states without a medical school.
    Louisiana and Mississippi rank just ahead of Alaska at the bottom of the list; Minnesota, Maryland, and South Dakota are the top three.

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