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More states show improvement on health indicators
Modern Healthcare

More states have improved on most health indicators, according to an annual study that’s releasing results for the first time since the Affordable Care Act expanded coverage throughout the country.

The Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance analyzes access and affordability, prevention and treatment and avoidable hospital use and cost. There are also 42 indicators, including rates of children or adults who are uninsured; hospital admissions for children with asthma; breast and colorectal cancer deaths; and hospital patients who receive information about how to handle their recovery at home.