For the second year in a row, residents of Vermont are the healthiest people in the nation, according to a new state-by-state survey by the nonprofit United Health Foundation funded by insurer UnitedHealth Group.Mississippi, on the other hand, finished last-place for their ninth consecutive year.
An article by Jim Nash from Forbes asks, “What is Vermont doing right? Among its many virtues, according to the survey, the state boasts a high percentage of residents with health insurance, high per-capita public health funding and ready availability of primary care physicians.”
Other states appearing near the top of the list include Massachusetts (No. 2), New Hampshire (No. 3), Connecticut (No. 4) and Hawaii (No. 5).
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Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern