About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Florida Ranked As The 5th Least Healthy State In The US

by Lyju Kuruvilla on January 23, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Font : A-A+

 Florida Ranked As The 5th Least Healthy State In The US

United Health Foundation has rated Florida's health care as the 5th least healthy state in the US. This is Florida's worst ranking since 2001. For the past 8 years, the health system in Florida has usually been in the top 10.

The percentage of employers offering health insurance to employees has also been decreasing. 78.3% of workers take the Health Insurance plans offered by their employers.

Advertisement

The factors that made Florida's overall health rank decrease include a high incidence of infectious disease, people with no Health Insurance, a very high violent crime rate and the second worst geographic disparity in the country.

The situation can be improved greatly with the appropriate measures and funding. More public funding is needed. In 2008, the state received about $64 per person as well as more primary care physicians and options to make Health Insurance more accessible.
Advertisement

Only about 80% of the citizens in Florida have Health Insurance, and this number has been dropping over the past few years. 20% of the population in Florida has no Health Insurance, and this fact, alongside the very high geographical disparity within the state shows that accessibility is one of the biggest problems of the Health Care in Florida.

To provide better Health Insurance for everyone in Florida, there are many issues that need to be worked out. Health Insurance needs to be more accessible and should reach out to more people. This could prevent the high percentage of preventable deaths and other issues that are affecting the overall health status of the Florida citizens.

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Quiz on Low-Calorie Diet for Diabetes
World Heart Day in 2022- Use Heart for Every Heart
Anemia among Indian Women and Children Remains a Cause of Concern- National Family Health Survey-5
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Healthy Gifting Ideas for Diwali 

Most Popular on Medindia

Selfie Addiction Calculator Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Accident and Trauma Care Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Noscaphene (Noscapine) Color Blindness Calculator Find a Doctor Iron Intake Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE

×

Florida Ranked As The 5th Least Healthy State In The US Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests