In an effort to address the rising costs of healthcare and champion the case for universal healthcare coverage, The Commonwealth Fund conducted a new study of the best and worst states for health care. The report said, “Moving toward universal coverage is critical for improving quality and delivering more cost-effective care, as well as ensuring access to care.”
The independent group ranked each state according to 32 different categories including but not limited to: access to health coverage, costs and preventability of hospital admissions, how the poor and uninsured fare under a state’s particular system, and the general healthiness of people’s lives. Overall, its study rated Hawaii, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine as the best states, while Oklahoma, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas and Nevada as the worst.
Click here to read the story on Forbes.com: The Best and Worst States for Health Care.