New Mexico ranks 34th in Wallethub’s new Best States for Health Care report

There is a comprehensive new report out from Wallethub and, especially considering the prominent role the State of New Mexico’s medical provider shortage played in the 2023 session, we felt it was an important report to analyze.

For starters, having worked extensively on the issue with our own research here and here we found the report to be well-done and thorough. Several issues were discussed and successfully addressed in the 2023 session. Clearly we are not the only state in need of more medical providers.

Aside from our mediocre 34th ranking overall, New Mexico does pretty well on “Dentists Per Capita” and cancer rate.

But, New Mexico does poorly in terms of the percentage of at-risk adults having no routine doctor visits.