South Carolina Receives Low Grade in National Healthcare Report

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 in Speak Out

South Carolina Receives Low Grade in National Healthcare Report

According to the Greenville News, South Carolina has ranked 40th in the Commonwealth Fund’s annual scorecard. While the state showed improvement in several areas, there is a lot of work to be done–and policy to review. 

From the News:

“The scorecard shows us that when it comes to your health care, where you live matters,” said Douglas McCarthy, senior research director at the Commonwealth Fund and lead author of the report, “but that doesn’t have to be the case.”

McCarthy said that even in states with limited resources, “strong leadership and collaboration among providers, policymakers, health plans, public health agencies, businesses, and others” can lead to improvement that ensures everyone benefits from a strong health care system.

The Commonwealth Fund is a national private foundation that promotes healthcare accessibility and high-performance.

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Dan Tripp is the executive director of Citizens for Community Healthcare Advances. He is also the founder of Ground Game Strategies, Inc. Tripp served in the South Carolina State House from 1994 to 2006. You can email him at