Typically, New Jersey does pretty well on health rankings when only outcomes are considered. But a recent ranking by Wallethub, an online financial site, compared outcomes to costs and found that New Jersey ranked only 26th in the country for return on investment.
To determine health rankings, Wallethub looked at how a state stacked up in America’s Health Rankings and a state’s death rate as calculated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New Jersey ranked 10th and ninth, respectively, by those ratings. It ranked 43rd, however, when it came to cost. The group used the average health insurance premium as a proxy for cost. That brought New Jersey down to 26th.
Top-ranked states were Minnesota, Utah, Kansas, Hawaii, and Iowa.