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10 Worst States for Your Health

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Health policy consultant Paul Gionfriddo of Lake Worth, who listed the ten best states for health last week in his blog Our Health Policy Matters, now presents his idea of the 10 worst.

He gives a lot of weight to public health and disease prevention, even though most of the dollars in the system go into treatment.

There are actually more than four years' difference in life expectancy between the states at the top of the list and those at the bottom, he writes.

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.