We’re Number One! . . . And Two! . . . And Three!

Another survey from The Daily Beast, this time the 25 Best and Worst Health-Care Cities.

And Massachusetts occupies the top three spots.

Clocking in at Number One – no, not Boston – Springfield:

Overall health care coverage: 95%
Age 18 and lower with coverage: 98.9%
Age 65 and higher with coverage: 99.3%
Disabled population with coverage: 98.9%

 

Come on down, Number Two – no, not Boston – Worcester:

Overall health care coverage: 94.6%
Age 18 and lower with coverage: 99.1%
Age 65 and higher with coverage: 99.9%
Disabled population with coverage: 98.2%

 

And sign in, please, Number Three – yes, Boston:

Overall health care coverage: 94%
Age 18 and lower with coverage: 98.3%
Age 65 and higher with coverage: 99.8%
Disabled population with coverage: 97%

 

(Interesting: Red Sox players as the Boston skyline. Discuss among yourselves.)

For those of you keeping score at home: Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester also made the Top 25. New York City did not. But it didn’t make the Bottom 25 either.

Bummer, eh?

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2 Responses to We’re Number One! . . . And Two! . . . And Three!

  1. Steve Stein says:

    Not surprising, since we have mandated coverage here. (I thought Hawaii did, too, but perhaps I’m mistaken – Honolulu was only number 5.)

    Nothing about costs, though. I bet We’re Number 1! there as well.

    Texas – 4 of the top 10 worst covered cities. Florida was high on the worst list, too, even though the age 65+ coverage was 99%+. That was surprising.

  2. arafat kazi says:

    I feel relieved. I guess I can go ahead and break that leg I’ve always wanted to!

    Also: I would have thought that since the Longwood Medical Area is in Brookline, Brookline would be higher.

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