Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking41+2
Access and Affordability480
Prevention and Treatment33+11
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost47-2
Healthy Lives27+1
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)No


Total Population20,999,451322,324,172
Median Household Income$60,786$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)33%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic53%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic15%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic5%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity26%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Children who did not receive needed mental health care
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Adults who smoke

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Employee insurance costs as a share of median income
  • Medicare spending per beneficiary
  • Children without a medical home

Most Improved Indicators

  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Adults who are obese
  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Southeast regionGains for Florida
2,147,0711,568,538more adults and children would be insured
1,510,527503,509fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
694,653198,472more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
47,41937,257more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
1,022,548627,681fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
5,365386fewer 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).