Sunday, August 30, 2009

Keeping Score

In discussing health care on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, John Kerry used Massachusetts as an example to defend portions of the Democrat's bills, based on the outcomes in that state. To refute this, Orrin Hatch held up Utah as the example of quality health care in the states.

According to the latest rankings among U.S. states: Massachusetts ranks 2nd, 5th or 7th; Utah 7th, 12th or 21st. When it comes to child health performance: Massachusetts 4th, Utah 27th.

17.4 percent have no health insurance coverage on Utah. Only 10.4 percent go without in Massachusetts.

For Further Reading:
Medical Bankruptcy in the U.S., 2007

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