MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — Alabama is at the bottom of the list in a recent ranking of best and worse states for healthcare, according to research conducted by WalletHub.

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Americans took a closer at the cost of affordable healthcare. The average American spends more than $12,500 per year on personal health care, according to recent estimates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

According to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the U.S. falls behind other wealthy nations on several levels, such as health coverage, life expectancy, and disease burden, which measures longevity and quality of life, according to WalletHub.

The U.S. has improved in giving more healthcare access to people in poor health, and healthcare costs have been reduced.

To determine where Americans receive the best and worst health care, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 42 measures of cost, accessibility and outcome.

And as you’ll see below, Alabama is second to last in the country for healthcare.

Source: WalletHub