TEXAS — A new U.S. study from WalletHub compared the health care systems of 50 states and the District of Columbia. Texas didn’t fare well in the ranking. The Lone Star State was the seventh worst.

In a list of best and worst states in the country with health care, overall Texas is ranked at No. 45.

WalletHub’s findings were based on health care cost, accessibility and outcome. The study used 44 measures within the three key factors to determine the ranking.

Source: WalletHub

Some of the study’s metrics included:

  • Average monthly insurance premium
  • Hospital beds per capita
  • Physicians and dentists per capita
  • % of insured adults 19 to 64
  • % of insured children 0 to 18

According to the report, Texas had the lowest in percentage of insured children and adults in America.

Texas is no stranger to criticism about its health care. In May, Forbes determined the state to be the worst in terms of mental health care.

The Lone Star State has the highest rate of adults with a mental illness who are uninsured at 21.5%. It is also home to the largest percentage of adults (40.65%) who have a cognitive disability but are unable to seek a doctor due to cost.

Minnesota came in as the No. 1 health care system in the U.S. for its great affordability. Whereas West Virginia bottomed out, given its high average monthly insurance premium and stroke and heart disease rate.

For more information on WalletHub’s study, click here