We can do better! Our committee explores what we already have...concrete metrics for improvement.
Topics of Interest
1. Support Medicaid expansion
2. Support lower health-care costs
3. Support increased access to healthcare
4. Address insurance issues
Florida ranked 48th in a report from the Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation that advocates expanding health-care access. Only Louisiana, Oklahoma and Mississippi came in lower.
The reports analyzes 40 factors as falling under the following 5 categories (Florida's ranking included):
Access and Affordability (48th)
Prevention and Treatment (49th)
Avoidable use and cost (49th)
Healthy Lives (31st-includes death by suicide, alcohol/drugs, mortality amendable to healtcare)
Read an opinion piece by our Co-Chair, Nancy Rudner
that appeared in the Orlando Sentinel below: