Ever since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan has been making national news in regards to the staggering amount of COVID-19 deaths that occurred in the state.  There have been several factors that could attribute to the high death count and one of them could be our health care system.

WalletHub.com put together a survey of our nation's health care systems by state and in that survey Michigan ranked 46th out of 50.  This doesn't necessarily mean that Michigan's health care infrastructure is particularly bad, but it does mean that we were probably ill prepared for the coronavirus pandemic.

One factor that is weighted pretty heavily in this survey is the population of the state.  If you notice, the more populated states tend to rank lower than the more sparsely populated states.  But, other factors do play a role as well like funding and quality.

Let's take a look at the states with the best and worst health care infrastructures during the pandemic.

The 5 Worst Health Care Infrastructures for Coronavirus

  1. Michigan
  2. New York
  3. Virginia
  4. Maryland
  5. Connecticut

The 5 Best Health Care Infrastructures for Coronavirus

  1. North Dakota
  2. West Virginia
  3. Mississippi
  4. Tennessee
  5. Oklahoma

You can see how the rest of the states rank up in the interactive map below.

Source: WalletHub

The methodology used by WalletHub to determine the rankings consists of 14 different metrics that are individually weighted.  You can check out the entire study on WalletHub's website.

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