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.
Jul 6, '12
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
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