David Blumenthal on the Two 'Health Care' Americas

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<p>Where you live matters a lot when it comes to health and the quality of care you receive. In a <a href="/blog/2013/two-americas">new blog post,</a> Commonwealth Fund president David Blumenthal, M.D., reflects on how "the U.S. is not one country, but two—divided geographically by persistent, troubling differences in people's access to affordable, high-quality health care."</p><p>Blumenthal explains that while certain regions of the U.S. have health outcomes that are among the best in the world, outcomes in other regions resemble those found in developing countries. Yet many of these poor-performing states are opting not to participate in the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid eligibility. </p>
<p>Visit The <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=0B67ACA7A5CB453CB876F3DB59E19448&_z=z">Commonwealth Fund Blog</a> to learn why addressing these disparities in health system performance is important for all Americans. Also see our "Two Americas" infographic. </p>