Wednesday, May 28, 2008

caregiving: children's health care scorecard / Pennsylvania ranked 19th

“The first-ever state-by-state health system "scorecard" on children's health care finds wide differences across the country in the quality of care delivered, as well as disparities in access to services, insurance costs, and health outcomes.” Commonwealth Fund May 28, 2008


Click on the picture below to go to the Commonwealth Fund interactive US Map to check out your own State Scorecard and other States, if curious. 


For example with a click on the interactive map I learned that Pennsylvania ranked 19th overall …  


Numbers can be a wake up call. Is Pennsylvania's "better than most" acceptable? ... Certainly a shout out to #1 ranked Iowa! ... And I would not want to read this if living in bottom ranked Oklahoma.

"According to the report, millions more children would have insurance and adequate health care, and would avoid developmental delays, if all states performed as well as Iowa, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire."

Ranking the States on Children's Health Care


Caregivingly Yours, J Patrick Leer 





(also available in Blogger edition, Caregiver Blog: "Caregivingly Yours")


  1. .....interesting enough around here the children have ample assess to health care if parents will take advantage of fact I think we have a lot of children in the system where there is more income in families that makes me wonder also.   In fact the children of farm workers or those that work on a farm in any capacity have health care but not the owners of the farms they may be squeeking by but the farm workers have the advantage. AND THAT IS THE NAME OF THE GAME.........ADVANTAGE~

  2. we didn't do well in Montana (28th) and California (34th); I think in Montana its too small populated a state to sometimes bring the best specialty doctors there and in California its too populated a state sometimes too many people trying to access the same type of care.  Of all the states that did well, I'm not sure which, if any, state I would like to relocate to; can only hope other states will look at their models and improve their own healthcare


  3. ((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))Have a nice weekend.

  4. Interesting for my state. All children in Alabama have healh insurance available to them. The numbers should be zero. I continue to be amazed at times....



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