New Hampshire

Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking11+5
Access and Affordability8+2
Prevention and Treatment5+4
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost26-13
Healthy Lives14+9
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)Yes


New HampshireAverage
Total Population1,339,533322,324,172
Median Household Income$84,087$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)20%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic90%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic1%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic5%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity4%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Children without a medical home
  • Adults with any mental illness who did not receive treatment
  • Children without a medical and dental preventive care visit

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Employer-sponsored insurance spending per enrollee
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need
  • Primary care spending as share of total, age 65 and older

Most Improved Indicators

  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64
  • Children who did not receive needed mental health care
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the New England regionGains for New Hampshire
35,73635,736more adults and children would be insured
43,30132,476fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
26,35826,358more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
578578more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
21,7367,168fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
9659fewer 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).