High-quality Medicare programs and a healthy senior population have made Colorado, Maine, and Hawaii the best states in the U.S. for growing old, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
To come up with its rankings, U.S. News examined the 50 states across 12 metrics, including life expectancy, quality of Medicare programs, cost of care, population health and home quality. The ranking used data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The top 10 best states for aging are:
5. South Dakota
9. New Hampshire