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Thu Jul 5, 2012, 09:20 PM

Texas Has The Worst Health Care Services In The Nation, Agency Says

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A scorecard issued by a federal agency has ranked Texas health care services and delivery as among the worst in the nation.

The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality issued the ratings as part of a national review of state health care programs.

In nine out of 12 categories Texas rated weak or very weak. The only area where Texas ranked good was in maternal and child health care measures. A spokeswoman for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Texas offers one of the most limited health care programs in the nation for the disabled and the poor, and more than 25 percent of Texans do not have health insurance of any kind, the highest in the nation.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/05/texas-health-care_n_1652066.html


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white cloud Jul 2012 OP
Ron Green Jul 2012 #1
kestrel91316 Jul 2012 #2
bmbmd Jul 2012 #3
DhhD Jul 2012 #9
MannyGoldstein Jul 2012 #4
onestepforward Jul 2012 #5
sonias Jul 2012 #6
Gothmog Jul 2012 #7
white cloud Jul 2012 #8

Response to white cloud (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 09:25 PM

1. Ironic. Some of the best doctors and hospitals in the country are in Texas.

This is seriously out of balance.

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 09:58 PM

2. Give it time. I'm sure if they keep working at it they

can do even worse.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 10:21 PM

3. I've practiced in Texas for nearly thirty years.

Graduated from UT Southwestern, board certified, and sad to say I agree with you. It gets worse every day. I am embarrassed.

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Response to bmbmd (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 05:51 PM

9. Will the Medicaid Expansion of the newly passed ACA/ObamaCare happen in Texas?

The health care act will cover 90% of the total Medicaid costs. It will cover adults as well as children. What a big savings for this state. Will Texas Legislators say no to the needy even though the ACA-Affordable Care Act is not going away?

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 11:13 PM

4. 9 of 11 are red states

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 11:34 PM

5. That picture of Perry couldn't be more appropriate.

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He doesn't give a damn.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Feds-rank-Texas-worst-healthcare-provider-3687193.php



Among the findings:

1 Texas was worst of all states in caring for breast cancer patients under 70 and in home health-care for patients with respiratory problems, urinary incontinence and chronic pain.

1 Texas' highest scores came in nursing home care, cancer and maternal and child health care. The first two were rated average, maternal and child health care slightly above average.

1 Texas ranked above the national average in the quality of care provided to Hispanics and blacks, compared to care provided to whites.

Minnesota was followed by Wisconsin, Maine, Massachusetts and Iowa atop the report card. West Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico finished above Texas at the bottom.

"This report card shows that insured or not, Texans generally aren't getting the quality care they should," said state Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, a longtime member of the House public health committee and critic of the state's limited Medicaid program. "It shows what we know - that we're at the bottom."

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 11:58 AM

6. This is where the Texas Republicans want us to be

This is a huge win for them. They don't mind people dying. It culls the heard in their mind. As long as they have insurance they don't care who else does.

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 01:24 PM

7. juanita Jean has some fun with this

Juanita Jean is also sad about these results
http://juanitajean.com/2012/07/06/and-bow-howdy-aint-we-proud/

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 02:11 PM

8. Perry, Rove, and Koch bros!!!

"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" said Capt Rick Perry!!!
Race to the bottom...

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