Thursday, October 8, 2009

Want Quality Health Care? Move to Vermont


The quality of healthcare Americans receive depends largely on where they live, with insurance coverage, access to preventive medicine and disease treatment varying widely from state to state, according to a study released on Thursday by the Commonwealth Foundation.

"Where you live matters," said the foundation's Vice President Cathy Schoen, who co-authored the study for the private research group, in a conference call with reporters. "And it shouldn't."

The report found that all of the states that have made healthcare reforms provide better access to medical treatment and prevention and mostly avoid costly hospital procedures.

Residents of Vermont have the best healthcare in the country, the foundation said. The small northern state, which embarked on a radical plan to provide all citizens with healthcare less than a decade ago, also leads the nation in "equity," or making sure that people of lower income groups have healthcare.

What are Republicans against? Oh that's right, "making sure that people of lower income groups have healthcare."

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