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Cost of Living Longer: Being Sick

While Floridians may enjoy a longer life expectancy, it is not without a down side, the Orlando Sentinelreports.  A report out by America’s Health Rankings shows that Floridians also have more health issues.

Although the Sunshine State ranked 30th overall, the first-time report noted some worrisome trends.

For instance, Florida came in last for its high percentage of seniors with more than one chronic health condition, and next to last in chronic drinking.

The inaugural report was commissioned by the United Health Foundation and builds on the annual America's Health Rankings report, which has been coming out for 23 years.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.