“America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.”
– Walter Cronkite
It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that our healthcare system is broken. What’s more, finding affordable healthcare continues to be a systemic problem for all Americans.
Current estimates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reveal the average American spends $11,000 per year on personal health care. With larger states like New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida accounting for the highest total personal healthcare spending.
Although mortality rates in the US have declined steadily since 2000, the U.S continues to have higher rates than other countries. The Healthcare Quality and Access Index Rating which is scaled from worst at zero (0) to best at one-hundred (100), scores the U.S at 88.7 – in the most recent analysis by the Keiser Family Foundation.
With Americans in dire need of affordable, and quality healthcare, as we prepare to face the effects of COVID-19 for years to come. Florida residents fare among the worst in the nation.
A WalletHub study to determine where Americans receive the best and worst health care. Ranked the 50 states across 44 measures of cost, accessibility, and outcome, with one (1) for best.
Florida ranked 37th as illustrated below.
More to come…