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Commonwealth Fund Releases 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance

The Commonwealth Fund released it’s 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, revealing that most states are losing ground on key measures related to life expectancy as premature deaths from suicide, alcohol, and drug overdose continue to increase. Several states that most recently expanded eligibility for their Medicaid programs saw meaningful gains in access to health care; in other states prior gains eroded between 2016 and 2017. Finally, the Scorecard found that health care costs are placing an increasing financial burden on families across the nation.

The Commonwealth Fund has also launched a new, comprehensive state data center that will allow users to explore state health system performance and policy data, as well as trends over time, through custom tables, graphs, and maps.

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  1. Martina Dolan Post author | June 13, 2019

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    Idah State Journal: Idaho health scorecard shows slow improvements in many public health markers
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    North Carolina Health News: In state health report cards, North Carolina falls below average – https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2019/06/13/health-report-cards-north-carolina-below-average-performance-access/

    The Nevada Independent: Nevada ranks near last in overall health care despite gains in number of insured adults, children
    https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/nevada-ranks-near-last-in-overall-health-care-despite-gains-in-number-of-insured-adults-children

    Springfield News-Leader: Missouri ranks 43rd in a new state-by-state health care scorecard
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    The Journal Gazette Indiana: State’s health care improves minimally
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    Tulsaworld.com: Oklahoma’s health system among the nation’s worst, study finds
    https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/oklahoma-s-health-system-among-the-nation-s-worst-study/article_3cb4f5e5-b4d4-5b90-a352-1e932500d4e9.html

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