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Old 02-22-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Default What state has the best health care

What state has the best health care?
And the worst?
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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Massachusetts.

- Lowest Uninsured Rate in nation
- Universal Healthcare law since 2006
- Two Hospitals on USA News Honor Roll
- Number 2 State overall for NIH funding and Highest Per Capita
- Number 2 State for Venture Capital Funding for Biotech, Highest Per Capita.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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I live and have lived in all three areas of the DC, Maryland, Virginia area. I've lived in Fairfax for 22 years. I am 53 years old. Virginia is the worst, DC and Maryland have better access to good health care.
Virginia, to me, seems to have medical cartels in place like NOVA hospitals in which I was not that impressed with. Seems to lack competition. Many doctors' offices appear to run like production lines. The worst doctor I've ever encountered was in Virginia, who happened to live in Potomac, Maryland but only practiced in Virginia.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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And The Best State For Health Care Is ... - CBS News

^ Here's a complete list.

Hawaii, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut have the best.
Oklahoma, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nevada, and Kentucky have the worst
(according to the article)
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Massachusetts.

- Lowest Uninsured Rate in nation
- Universal Healthcare law since 2006
- Two Hospitals on USA News Honor Roll
- Number 2 State overall for NIH funding and Highest Per Capita
- Number 2 State for Venture Capital Funding for Biotech, Highest Per Capita.
Boom.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Best in Texas & largest of its kind in the whole World:

Texas Medical Center in Houston

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Massachusetts.

- Lowest Uninsured Rate in nation
- Universal Healthcare law since 2006
- Two Hospitals on USA News Honor Roll
- Number 2 State overall for NIH funding and Highest Per Capita
- Number 2 State for Venture Capital Funding for Biotech, Highest Per Capita.
Which is exactly why I have to wait 2 1/2 months to see the doctor...
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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Maryland ranks up there. DC ranks a tad worse than Virginia. Surprising really with DC containing well known hospitals.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Best Health Care among states to me is a reference to how many people in the state can access quality health care whether they can afford to pay it or not.

States whose leaders openly balk at poor people and make them feel like crap cause they cant afford to see a doctor should be the last to brag about health care imo.

In that respect, the US as a whole sucks royally. This is our great national shame as far as Im concerned. That the health of fellow human beings has become a political issue is beyond me.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: New York City
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What state has the best health care?
And the worst?
What do you mean by “health care.” Quality or access?

New York City has some of the best hospitals in the world, but insurance is very expensive. Hawaii has employer mandated health insurance. Everyone, including part time employees, gets heath insurance through his or her employer. They have great access, but the institutions aren’t as good as in Massachusetts, Minnesota or New York.

The best combination probably would be Massachusetts.
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