Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Commonwealth Fund: Latest Scorecard on Health System Performance Shows More Improvement Than Decline Across States
States’ health care systems improved more than they declined, and access to care expanded across the nation, The Commonwealth Fund’s latest Scorecard on State Health System Performance finds.
The 2015 edition of the state scorecard—the first one in the series to reflect a full year of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance expansions—finds that the uninsured rate for working-age adults declined in nearly all states and dropped by at least three points in 39 states. However, stark differences persisted among states on many other health system performance indicators.
The scorecard ranks every state and the District of Columbia based on 42 indicators of health care access, quality, costs, and outcomes—from hospital readmission rates to childhood vaccination rates...