Report: Texas health care among nation's worst
POSTED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 4:14pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 5:56pm
Texas ranks among the worst in the nation in health care services and delivery, according to an annual scorecard issued by the federal Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. Two local state lawmakers hold out little hope the situation will improve.
In nine out of 12 categories, Texas rated weak or very weak. The only area in which Texas earned the average ranking of good was in maternal and child health care measures. Out of a possible 100 points, Texas earned 31.61, while Minnesota, the highest-ranking state, scored 67.31.
“We need health care reform,” said state Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, who acknowledged the federal study and a lineup of similar rankings consistently place Texas at or near the bottom in taking care of its own.
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