Florida ranks nearly last for percentage
Florida ranked 50th in the nation for the percentage of its children
of kids covered by health insurance
covered by health insurance, according to a scorecard released
by The Commonwealth Fund.
Overall, Florida ranked 44th among all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the performance of its health system, based on measurements that included access to care, prevention and treatment of disease, costs, and avoidable hospital use.
Broken down by quality indicators, Florida ranked 48th for the percentage of adults under 64 who were insured, 47th for the percentage of children who had access to mental health care when needed, and 45th for the percentage of children who had seen a dentist and had a checkup in the past year.
Florida ranked among the top three in one area: spending money.
Read the Palm Beach Post report here.