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Study: State’s poor health care affects all income levels

High-income people who live in states that generally do poorly in health care are worse off than low-income people in states with high health care scores, according to a Commonwealth Fund study released today.

“In the United States, income is not a guarantee of good healthcare or good health,” said David Blumenthal, president of The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that works to increase access to health care. “Where you live plays a very big part in your experience.