Hawai’i ranked No. 1 for health care

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 in Capitol Connection, Featured

Hawai‘i ranked No. 1 in the nation for health care, said a U.S. News and World Report analysis — thanks in part to what the magazine called “a four-decade jump on health care reform.”

The analysis said the state’s Prepaid Health Care Act of 1974 “provided strong evidence that increasing access to health care coverage has contributed to wellness,” according to the data compiled. That’s because “people who are uninsured often skip needed testing, care or medicines because of concerns about cost.” Hawai‘i scored high in all three sub-elements of the ranking, which included public health, healthcare access and quality.

 

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