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New York, the Empire State, ranks 13th in the most recent America’s Health Rankings. Though it ranks in the Top 15, the state still rates poorly in several categories: cardiovascular deaths (34th); incidence of chlamydia (38th); immunization among children (31st); and, high cholesterol (33rd).
The state has over 19.7 million residents, with 8% of the population uninsured. The average cost of an inpatient hospital stay before insurance is $2,350 per day based on 2014 data, according to The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. New York had healthcare expenditures totaling more than $162.8 billion in 2009. The state has 174 hospitals and 78 HMO groups with membership exceeding 6.8 million individuals.