Why Republican states are the sickest ?

Why Republican states are the sickest ?

Why solid Republican states are the sickest and

solid Democratic states are the healthiest ?

Least Healthiest 10 States:

41. Indiana

42. Missouri

43. Oklahoma

44. Kentucky

45. Alabama

46. South Carolina

47. West Virginia

48. Arkansas

49. Louisiana

49. Mississippi (tied)

Source: United Health Foundation, 2012

Vermont is the nation's healthiest state.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/...

1. Vermont 11. Colorado 21. Virginia 31. Delaware 42. Missouri

2. Hawaii 11. North Dakota (tied) 22. California 32. New Mexico 43. Oklahoma

3. N.H. 13. Oregon 23. Wyoming 33. North Carolina 44. Kentucky

4. Massachusetts 13. Washington (tied) 24. Kansas 34. Florida 45. Alabama

5. Minnesota 15. Nebraska 25. Arizona 35. Ohio 46. South Carolina

6. Connecticut 16. Wisconsin 26. Pennsylvania 36. Georgia 47. West Virginia

7. Utah 17. Idaho 27. South Dakota 37. Michigan 48. Arkansas

8. New Jersey 18. New York 28. Alaska 38. Nevada 49. Louisiana

9. Maine 19. Maryland 29. Montana 39. Tennessee 49. Mississippi (tied)

10. Rhode Island 20. Iowa 30. Illinois 40. Texas

Source: United Health Foundation, 2012

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  • 7 years ago
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    Because they're poor, and receive the majority of welfare.

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  • 7 years ago

    A lot has to do with poverty rates and how much states are willing to spend on welfare programs. Higher income states tend to be healthier because people have more time and money for healthy eating and exercise.

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  • Mark
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    7 years ago

    Why not?

    I think your question is rhetorical. I think you wanted to tell us about your theory, and the fact that you put the word "why" in front of it makes it seem like a question.

    You know, it's like a gazillion other questions we see here:

    "Why do liberals hate America?"

    "Why are conservatives so racist?"

    "Why do men think they can control women's bodies?"

    "Why don't more Americans realize 9/11 was an inside job?"

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    You sick piece of racist crap, you put those states on the unhealthy list because they have the highest black populations! Why is it that whenever liberals make a list of "bad" states they always put states with the most African Americans? Anyways I wouldn't want to keep you from your Klan meeting so I'll just end by saying you should be more sensitive to racial issues.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I don't have a clue - why don't you tell us? Is that the same UN pollster that ranked Cuba ahead of the US in Healthcare? Figures! Good diversion from the Obama disaster, though.

    Source(s): Reality - Awareness of!
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  • 7 years ago

    Because Democratic Policies are better for people. States like Oregon had insurance coverage before the ACA came along. Republicans care more about cutting taxes, programs for people and making sure corporations get what they want. They also refused to implement the ACA in some of those states as well which will be very bad for all the rest of the states that are implementing it properly and for the people in those states that will be using the emergency room for healthcare. They work to keep wages low and unions out of their states. The problem with that model is that it ends up costing all of us more to help the people those states.

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  • 7 years ago

    because your list is subjective ,when detroit california and illinois go bankrupt come back

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  • 7 years ago

    compared to OTHER COUNTRIES you find BIPARTISAN pre-mature death

    in EVERY STATE.

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