US News’ latest issue has a ranked list of the top ten health plans in the nation. No surprise that none of Arizona’s plans made the list of top ten commercial plans. You have to reach #128 before HealthNet comes up.
More enlightening was that our plans didn’t make it into the top 50 for Medicare, where PacifiCare was #62, or for Medicaid (ACCCHS), where we don’t report data.
To me this means even the insured in Arizona have health care that’s substantially worse than that of the rest of the country. Shouldn’t we be screaming in the streets for insurance reform at least, and for more widespread reform in delivery, customer satisfaction, and prevention?
Here are the criteria:
The 2009-10 America’s Best Health Insurance Plans rankings are based on analysis of 135 aspects of prevention, treatment, and member satisfaction, including such items as how quickly patients receive needed care and how well a plan controls blood sugar in people with diabetes. The Best Health Insurance Plans guide also identifies 120 plans that chose to report no data