Best & Worst US states for health care

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    Oct 12, 2009 10:20 AM GMT
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2009/10/commonwealth_fund_rates_vermon.html

    The Commonwealth Fund has rated Vermont, Hawaii and Iowa the top three states in terms of health care system performance. Louisiana, Oklahoma and Mississippi were rated the worst. The ratings are part of the group's second State Scorecord which measures performance based on access, quality, costs and health outcomes.

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    Oct 12, 2009 9:54 PM GMT
    Illinois is ranked 42 icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 12, 2009 10:06 PM GMT
    My state, Michigan, is ranked 20. In the middle and I was kind of expecting to be near the bottom, especially when the states largest insurer (a nonprofit) had a 2.8 billion dollar surplus and have been sued by the sate for their nonprofit tax breaks. I think a lot of for profit companies based in Detroit would like to have a profit like that.
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    Oct 12, 2009 10:10 PM GMT
    I expected IL to be higher because we do have decent social services here.
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    Oct 12, 2009 10:12 PM GMT
    who will be the first to mention the correlation between being lower ranked in healthcare and being republican/conservative?
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    Oct 12, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    tryandbuy saidwho will be the first to mention the correlation between being lower ranked in healthcare and being republican/conservative?


    IL is hardly Repbulican/Conservative
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    Oct 12, 2009 10:25 PM GMT

    Hum. I'm a little surprised California and Illinois were not near the top of the list with all of the heavy unionization.
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    Oct 12, 2009 10:52 PM GMT
    Notice anything else about that map?
    Notice that by and large the more republican ... the more Southern and the more Bible belt you are the more you suck at providing healthcare for your citizens?
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