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State Health Disparities Trace Medicaid Expansion
Health Leaders Media

Most of the states that are rejecting or noncommittal on Medicaid expansion also rank near the bottom in population health in an annual survey. Conversely, the residents in many of the states that have embraced the expansion are among the nation’s healthiest. America’s Health Rankings for more than 20 years has ranked state population health on measures that include diabetes, obesity, smoking, and physical activity. States at the bottom of the list include: No. 50, Mississippi; No. 48, Louisiana; No. 47, Alabama; No. 44, Oklahoma; No. 43, South Carolina; No. 42, Tennessee.