Rachna Shah
Sep 28, 2017

Hawaii: The Place to Be

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According to a recent article by Bloomberg, Hawaii has the best health care system in the United States. West Virginia is ranked last.

 

"Hawaiians lived two years longer than the national average of 79 years, benefiting from four decades of employer-paid insurance, generous Medicaid benefits and favorable demographics. Residents of West Virginia, which ranked last, lived three years less than the average, even though per capita health-care spending there was $9,462 compared with $7,299 for Hawaii and expenditures were equivalent to almost a quarter of the state’s gross domestic product -- the highest in the U.S."

 

What are your thoughts on these statistics? How can West Virginia improve its healthcare system? Why has Hawaii had such success?

 

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-28/hawaii-is-no-1-in-u-s-health-care-west-virginia-ranks-last

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