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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/the-south-sickest-part-of-a-sick-america-falls-pr...

 

I wonder if this pandemic will make people see how critical universal health care truly is....

rumpled rejected an Obamacare special enrollment period during this pandemic.  He's not concerned with citizen's healthcare and especially not their education re the same.  The South will stubbornly continue their lead as the sickest citizens in the country.  That is until they are outnumbered and forcefully removed from further endangering their lives as 'universal' will eventually include them whether they like it or not and rump will only be a bad memory.  'The baddest memories ever.  Lots of people say so.'

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The south, the sickest part of sick America

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/the-south-sickest-part-of-a-sick-america-falls-pr...

 

I wonder if this pandemic will make people see how critical universal health care truly is....

 

 

 

A virus that is particularly lethal for people with underlying health conditions is now spreading into the unhealthiest part of the U.S.: the South.

 
 

For decades,­ people in the 11 states that seceded during the Civil War -- America’s poorest region -- have suffered from a scourge of obesity and hypertension, which intensify the danger of the coronavirus and the Covid-19 respiratory disease that it causes. Four of the five states with the highest diabetes rates are in the South. And eight didn’t expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, leaving thousands of families without access to routine care, even as financially troubled rural hospitals wither away.

 
 

Those factors give the South a special vulnerability, as did the haphazard response from some governors as the disease began to course through the country. Without clear direction from the Trump administration, they were loath to mandate stay-at-home orders. Beaches were open in Florida, churches held services in rural Tennessee and Mardi Gras went on in Louisiana.

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