missing out on Medicaid – part 2

On Wednesday, I posted information from the Kaiser Family Foundation on the number of individuals in states that will fall into the Affordable Care Act’s coverage gap – people who would have qualified for Medicaid if their state opted to expand coverage.

Well it turns out that many of the states that have the worst performing health systems are the same ones who are refusing billions of dollars in federal funds by opposing Medicaid expansion.  The chart below is from the Commonwealth Fund and ranks each state in the nation based on their health care and health system performance.  States with a box around them are not expanding Medicaid while those with the purpose dot are in active discussions whether or not to expand.

Take a look and draw your own conclusions…

best and worst states for health

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the ramblings of a medical professional by day, judgmental ginger by night
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