Cost of Living Longer: Being Sick

May 29, 2013

While Floridians may enjoy a longer life expectancy, it is not without a down side, the Orlando Sentinel reports.  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.