CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - North and South Carolina are among the top ten worst states for health care in 2017, according to a recent WalletHub study.
North Carolina holds spot 45 and has the overall most expensive average monthly premium. South Carolina is ranked 47.
The study included all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Analysts compared cost, accessibility and outcome of each state's healthcare system. North Carolina ranked poorly for the number of physicians and dentists per capita and the number of uninsured adults and children.
According to recent estimates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the average American spends $10,000 per month on health care. That number is expected to rise.