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9/18/2013 1:34:00 PM
State lagging on health care for poor

CHICAGO (AP) — A new report says Illinois ranks 36th among the states for delivering health care services to its low-income residents.

The Commonwealth Fund released a scorecard Wednesday detailing how states are performing on health care coverage, prevention and treatment of low-income people.

The report looks at 30 health indicators and finds wide geographic variations with big gaps between the highest-performing and lowest-performing states.

The report’s authors say Illinois could do much better. For example, nearly 200,000 low-income Illinois adults would get recommended care such as mammograms and flu shots, if Illinois did as well as the top-performing states.

The report defines “low income” as under 200 percent of the federal poverty level. That’s about $23,000 annual income for an individual or about $47,000 for a family of four.

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Online: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/


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