Welcome to the latest scoop on Connecticut's triumph in the healthcare arena! Brace yourself as we dive into why Connecticut has secured the #3 spot as one of the top three in the nation for healthcare access, according to U.S. News and World Report!

U.S. News examined metrics reflecting healthcare access, healthcare quality, and public health outcomes. Only Hawaii (#1), Massachusetts (#2), and Connecticut have the best healthcare access. According to fox61.com, Paul Kidwell, CT Hospital Association senior vice president, stated,

“I think the expectation is they’re going to get some of the best health care that’s offered in America, and they’re going to find very compassionate and competent caregivers,”

Another victory for the Constitution State is that only 7.2% of the state's population is without health insurance compared to 11.3% nationally. Over the last 20 years, I have had nothing but praise for the healthcare I've received from Nuvance Health here in Danbury.

As a senior citizen, I visit my cardiologist, Dr. Robert Jarrett (whom I highly recommend), twice a year to ensure that my ticker is functioning normally. I never have to wait more than two weeks for an appointment, and I never have to wait more than a couple of minutes.

If you're searching for a new physician, whether it's a cardiologist, orthopedist, butt doctor, or dermatologist, I highly recommend the website healthgrades.com. I chose my orthopedist, Dr. Fish, and my dermatologist, Dr. Lipper because of their 5-Star review on Healthgrades.

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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