Texas Ranked Last For Healthcare By Federal Government

  1. AUSTIN-Texas ranks worst in the nation in health care services and delivery, according to an annual scorecard issued by the federal Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.
    In nine out of 12 categories, Texas rated weak or very weak. The only area where Texas earned the average ranking of good was in maternal and child health care measures. Out of a possible 100 points, Texas earned 31.61, while Minnesota, the highest ranking state, scored 67.31.

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  3. by   elkpark
    Not surprising at all. And I'll bet I could pretty much guess which other states rank near the bottom.
  4. by   applewhitern
    I find that very odd. When we researched for a cancer treatment center, MD Anderson in Houston was ranked #1. It still is, according to a July 2012 report I just read. Oh well, I have nothing but praise for MD Anderson, but I took my granddaughter to an emergency room in Houston, where she got absolutely NO treatment. Turned right around and took her to another hospital, where they gave her IV fluids for severe dehydration. I wonder how MD Anderson fared in the mix.
  5. by   elkpark
    MD Anderson, while definitely a great facility, is just one hospital and does not reflect the overall state of healthcare services and access within the state.
  6. by   DoGoodThenGo
    Posted about his elsewhere but we found out this week that an good Interent friend who lived in Texas passed way recently of colon cancer. Though he was a hard working soul who had his own sucessful business he lacked insurance and basically was allowed to die. Cannot put it any other way.

    Local Texas officals seem to be unhappy with the media coverage and are launching a type of PR blitz to get their message out.

    OTOH Texas is one of the states resisting "Obamacare" and it's expanded Medicaid mandates.
    Last edit by DoGoodThenGo on Jul 6, '12 : Reason: Added content.