A report by the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System ranked states on 35 performance indicators, and placed Vermont at the top of the list. Hawaii and Iowa tied for second place. Minnesota placed fourth. Mississippi was the state with the worst performance, followed by Oklahoma and Louisiana. A growing number of states reported a higher percentage of adults without health insurance coverage in 2007-08 compared with 1999-2000, the report found. Cathy Schoen, the Commonwealth Fund's senior vice president for research and evaluation, said the trend resembled an epidemic.
Late News: Vt. tops performance list; Miss. finishes last: study
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