“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."
Caregivingly Yours, J Patrick Leer
(also available in Blogger edition, Caregiver Blog: "Caregivingly Yours")