Maine Ranked Fifth in Health Care 

(AP) – The report, released by the Commonwealth Fund, found huge disparities between care among the top states and those at the bottom.

The best-performing states were Hawaii, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. The bottom five were Nevada, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

Maine ranked second from the top in two areas: quality of care and equity in providing care. But it did less well in terms of healthy living and in costs linked to avoidable use of hospitals.