The Commonwealth Fund just released its state scorecard report on U.S. Variations in Child Health System Performance. Guess where Oregon placed? How about in the top ten? How about in the top twenty? How about in the top thirty? NO. Oregon placed 43rd in the nation.
However, and this is critical, Oregon placed the 12th lowest in the nation in personal health care spending per capita, so money is obviously the answer, as the governor and others would have you believe.
Oregon spends less on health care per person than 37 other states.
Bottom quarter in spending — bottom quarter in results. Is more money the answer?
You can read the entire report at http://www.commonwealthfund.org/.