At the end of June, the US DHHS released a series of reports on the health care status quo that highlight the urgent need for health reform across the nation. The new reports are available at www.HealthReform.gov and include information on health care cost and quality in all fifty states.
Each report includes data regarding the health care status quo such as:
- Percent increase in family premiums since 2000.
- The hidden tax individuals and families pay as a result of subsidizing care for the uninsured.
- Percent of state residents without insurance.
Overall quality ratings for health care in each state.
The impact of failing to adequately invest in preventative measures that could prevent disease and illness.