News

ICYMI: FLORIDA IS AT THE BOTTOM IN NATIONAL HEALTH CARE SCORECARD

Florida lands in 48th place out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in a ranking of health outcomes and disparities, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Fund.

The abysmal news comes on the heels of the first anniversary of Congressmen Brian Mast’s and Vern Buchanan’s vote to repeal health care, which would have taken away health care from more than 2 million Floridians had it passed. As a result of the Mast and Buchanan sabotage of the health care system, Floridians only outrank Louisiana, Oklahoma and Mississippi in the study.

From Miami New Times:

Technically speaking, Florida’s child and adult uninsured rates improved this round, but they still rank embarrassingly low (41st and 46th overall) nationwide. The Sunshine State also ranks dreadfully when it comes to “adults who went without care because of cost” (47th in the nation), “adults without a usual source of care” (45th), adult rich/poor insurance access disparity (43rd), “adults without all age-appropriate vaccines” (49th), disparity in rich/poor adults who report poor health (44th), and, truly terribly — 50th overall — in hospital readmissions and Medicaid reimbursements per person. When it came to the gap in rich/poor hospital readmissions (that is, people going to the hospital, leaving, and then needing more care later because they weren’t cured), Florida ranked dead last, at 51st.

The full report is HERE.

Orlando Sentinel:

Florida Scores Near Bottom in National Health System Performance Report

NBC6 Miami:

Study Ranks Florida’s Health System As 48th in Nation

Sarasota Magazine:

Florida’s Health Care System Ranked No. 48 in the Country

Miami New Times

Florida Has Fourth-Worst Medicare are in America, Report Warns

Florida Trend:

Florida’s Health Care System Ranked 48th in the Nation