Health Insurance Marketplace vs. America's Health Rankings
The purpose of this visualization is to analyze how equitable average premiums by state in the Health Insurance Marketplace are expected to be versus the state's current overall health ranking. In other words, we are exploring whether some states are getting a deal or paying a premium with respect to their overall level of health.
The visualization compares rankings by each state's weighted average premiums for the lowest cost Silver Plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace (published in September 2013) and the most recent Health Rankings (2012) published by the United Health Foundation using a simple ratio.
Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Hawaii were left out of the visualization due to lack of data from the Health Insurance Marketplace.