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    Health: the future the Republican Congress wants for America

    Report ranks the healthiest and least healthy states in the US - CNN

    Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report.

    Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy in America's Health Rankings, according to the report by the United Health Foundation.

    The rankings take into account a variety of health factors, such as rates of infectious diseases, obesity, physical inactivity, smoking and infant mortality, as well as air pollution levels and the availability of health care providers.

    This is the first time Massachusetts has been named the healthiest state, ending Hawaii's five-year reign.

    The Bay State won the honor in part due to having the lowest percentage of uninsured residents at just 2.7% of the population, plus a low prevalence of obesity and a high number of mental health providers.

    Mississippi and Louisiana, ranked 49th and 50th, have major health challenges, according to the report, including a high prevalence of smoking, obesity and children in poverty.

    "We don't have a system with everybody in," said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, which was not involved in the new report. "We're failing in our fundamental task to be a healthier nation."

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    While the RomneyBamaCare state takes the top spot in health, Republicans keep pushing to get millions more people out of the system and turn us all into Mississippi and Louisiana.
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    To be fair Massachusetts has always had the highest number of insured people. Even before Romneycare. They also have the highest number of doctors per capita.

    "Even before the mandate took effect in 2007, only 8% of Massachusetts residents went without insurance — half the national figure today."

    The Massachusetts Health Care Experiment | Money

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    To be fair Massachusetts has always had the highest number of insured people. Even before Romneycare. They also have the highest number of doctors per capita.

    "Even before the mandate took effect in 2007, only 8% of Massachusetts residents went without insurance — half the national figure today."

    The Massachusetts Health Care Experiment | Money

    Doesn't change that Republicans are actively trying to push us away from the direction of Massachusetts and toward the direction of Louisiana and Mississippi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Report ranks the healthiest and least healthy states in the US - CNN





    While the RomneyBamaCare state takes the top spot in health, Republicans keep pushing to get millions more people out of the system and turn us all into Mississippi and Louisiana.
    Tell them to get insurance then.

    Are you trying to tell us those five states at the bottom don't offer health insurance?

    lol, not a successful attempt at spinning there Amelia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    To be fair Massachusetts has always had the highest number of insured people. Even before Romneycare. They also have the highest number of doctors per capita.

    "Even before the mandate took effect in 2007, only 8% of Massachusetts residents went without insurance — half the national figure today."

    The Massachusetts Health Care Experiment | Money
    Bajisima,

    Wait, are you saying the insurance capital of the US has always had the highest number of insured people....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Report ranks the healthiest and least healthy states in the US - CNN





    While the RomneyBamaCare state takes the top spot in health, Republicans keep pushing to get millions more people out of the system and turn us all into Mississippi and Louisiana.
    Ms Amelia,

    Hmmm, too bad that comparison has little or nothing to do with health care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Doesn't change that Republicans are actively trying to push us away from the direction of Massachusetts and toward the direction of Louisiana and Mississippi.
    It does show that Romney care,AKA Obamacare is needed badly in those Southern States. Needed much more than the Progressive State that takes care of their citizens.

    Maybe,instead of Trump,Republicans could have chosen Romney. He would never have tried to kill his own plan.

    Republicans have exposed themselves of how greedy, mean, and vindictive they really are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    It does show that Romney care,AKA Obamacare is needed badly in those Southern States. Needed much more than the Progressive State that takes care of their citizens.

    Maybe,instead of Trump,Republicans could have chosen Romney. He would never have tried to kill his own plan.

    Republicans have exposed themselves of how greedy, mean, and vindictive they really are.
    Republicans already had Romney. America rejected him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Republicans already had Romney. America rejected him.
    They wanted, and got, Trump, the lucky dogs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Doesn't change that Republicans are actively trying to push us away from the direction of Massachusetts and toward the direction of Louisiana and Mississippi.
    Republicans do not care, the uninsured in the south are just throw a way pawns to them in any case...
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