May 29, 2012
Arizona Ranks as Top State to Move
Arizona is number #1 when it comes to the Medicaid benefits. This yearly list was manufactured by United Cerebral Palsy (UCP). It distinguishes services and lifestyle benefits for people in all 50 states.
California, Michigan, and Vermont also top the list. Illinois, Texas, and Mississippi rank at the bottom. This report focuses on how people physical/mental challenges adapt in each state, if people are happy, with their services, and how easily accessible their services may become.
This report examines data in 2010. While some states went above and beyond in the list, there is always room for growth. 268,000+ people with physical/mental challenges are presently on the list for Medicaid waivers.
However, there is good news. In 36 states, 80% of people with mental challenges are being evaluated for community living. This data collected in 2010 is the most current gathered.