"4. ...A Commonwealth Fund survey of primary care physicians and patients in five other nations—Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom—finds that the U.S. health care system ranks last or next-to-last on five dimensions of a high performance health system: quality, access, efficiency, equity, and healthy lives. ...While no one country provided a perfect model of care, there are many lessons to be learned from the strategies at work abroad."Even more interesting, unless you're already headed for Canada or South Korea:
"7. A state scorecard finds wide variations in health care exist across states.The Commonwealth Fund's first state scorecard found that health care quality, cost, and access vary widely across states, suggesting that where you live can make a big difference to your health."In this ranking, Iowa was #2, Wisconsin #9, Michigan #16. (There are lots of details.) Moving down a tier, Missouri #37, Illinois #36, Indiana #38. Moving down one more tier: Arkansas #48, Kentucky #45. As far as this part of the Midwest goes, you're likely to get better health care the farther away you can get from areas settled by people from the South. Taking the "hospital" out of "hospitality," I guess.