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10 Worst States for Your Health


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.