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Forbes has  the details of a new study by the United Health Foundation ranking the states on the health of their populations. Vermont tops the list.

Eight of the ten lowest-ranking states are in the South. North Carolina comes in at 37.

Crooks and Liars points out another pattern in the rankings. Red States have the unhealthiest residents and have the worst health care.  And of course most are represented in Congress by politicians opposing President Obama’s health care reform plan. Crooks and Liars uses Kentucky as an example.

…no amount of data will stop Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warning of a “government-run” plan that “that denies, delays, or rations health care.” After all, with his home state’s 41st and 45th place rankings in resident health and health care performance, McConnell’s nightmare future is Kentucky’s horror story present.

2 Comments

  1. IBXer

    November 18, 2009 at 9:43 am

    People in the south are also far more likely to smoke and eat food soaked in lard than people from Vermont. Those are lifestyle choices.

    You people claim to be all about diversity and choice. You triumph the lifestyle choices of gays and lesbians yet you bash on people who enjoy eating bacon and eggs for breakfast.

    The healthcare debate is not about access to healthcare. All you people want is for the government to control healthcare so you can take over our lives and tell us how to live because our choices are costing tax payers too much money.

    The Democrat idea of utopia is living in a world were choices don’t exist and we are all eating whatever flavor-of-the-month amino acid-based formula the government provides for us.

  2. gregflynn

    November 18, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Being gay is not a lifestyle choice.