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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ranking Medicaid Services

From United Cerebral Palsy:
Every year since 2006, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) — an international advocate, educating and providing support services for children and adults with a spectrum of disabilities through an affiliate network– produces The Case for Inclusion, an annual ranking of how well state Medicaid programs serve Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). Individuals with ID/DD, including the aging, want and deserve the same freedoms and quality of life as all Americans.

The Best Performing States

United States map showing best performing states
  1. Arizona
  2. Michigan
  3. Hawaii
  4. Georgia
  5. New York
  6. South Carolina
  7. Maine
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Ohio
  10. Missouri

The Worst Performing States

United States map showing worst performing states
  1. Iowa
  2. Utah
  3. Illinois
  4. Arkansas
  5. Indiana
  6. Tennessee
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Virginia
  9. Texas
  10. Mississippi

Facts about the Best Performing States
  1. Top Performers are both big and small states in population – “big” population states include New York (3rd biggest) and Ohio (#7), Michigan (#8) and Georgia (#9) as well as “small” population states include Hawaii (#41) and Maine (#40).
  2. Top Performers are both rich and poorer states in terms of median family income – “rich” states include Hawaii (9th richest) and Massachusetts (#5), and less affluent states include Arizona (#31), Georgia (#40), Michigan (#32), and South Carolina (#47).
  3. Top Performers are high tax and low tax burden states – “high tax burden” states include Massachusetts (#10) and New York (#1) as well as “low tax burden” states include Arizona (#35), South Carolina (#42) and Georgia (#36).
  4. Top Performers are big and low spending per person, served through the Home and Community Based Services – “big spender” states are New York (#7) and Maine (#6) and “low spender” states are Arizona (#49), Georgia (#40), and South Carolina (#48).