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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:29 AM

"The ten least healthy states were all Red States and seven of them were also Right-to-Work States"

"Looking at all of the States we can see that 18 of the top 25 were Blue States and 16 of those were Union States. Blue States represented 72% of the healthiest 25 states.
Looking at the sickest states, the ones that ranked as the lowest 25, we can see that 18 of the sickest 25 were Red States. Red States represented 72% of the sickest 25 states.
What about Right-to-Work States and Citizens' health? There are currently 23 Right-to-work States. Only one, Mormon Utah is in the top ten in health ranking. Five Right-to-Work States are in the top twenty healthiest states. That's 22% of the Right-to-Work States. Pretty shabby! Seven of the ten least healthy states (all Red States) are also Right-to-Work States.
Another point to consider, of the 24 states that went for Romney and against Obama and Obamacare, eleven were former members of the Confederacy and eight were in former territories which allowed slavery and nineteen are Right-to-Work States.
There is a recurring theme among these numbers; Slavery and Sickness."

http://www.uppitywis.org/blogarticle/right-work-slavery-and-sickness

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Reply "The ten least healthy states were all Red States and seven of them were also Right-to-Work States" (Original post)
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lonestarnot Dec 2012 #1
jody Dec 2012 #2
midnight Dec 2012 #3
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midnight Dec 2012 #5

Response to midnight (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:33 AM

1. Solidarity!

"There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well."

Walter Reuther

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:19 AM

2. I understand. "The Research SUPPLEMENTAL POVERTY MEASURE: 2011"

 

Table 4. People in Poverty by State Using 3-Year Averages Over 20091, 20101, and 2011óCon reports 48,423 people below the poverty level. http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p60-244.pdf

58% of those in poverty live in states without a right-to-work law.

42% of those in poverty live in states with a right-to-work law.

There are many things that could affect our economy. I'm not sure how much right to work laws contribute.

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Response to jody (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:05 PM

3. I had no problem understanding that right to work trap... Look up some walmart

workers complaints, and start reading about the pay check to paycheck loop they cycle through... Just study that business model....

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Response to midnight (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:10 PM

4. You pose an interesting question re health care. Using the data from America's Health Ranking report

 

the average ranking are:

http://www.americashealthrankings.org/ALL/2012

On edit add "the calculations are mine."

Non right to work states 0.30324

Right to work states -0.232691

Looks like non right to work states are substantially higher than right to work states

Hope someone will check my numbers.

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Response to jody (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:29 PM

5. Walmart"s heath care is Govt. subsidized, because the wages for many are so low

employees qualify for state aid... So right to work corporations suppress wages and the tax payer supplements the corporations bottom line via state aid... What the numbers don't show or tell is seen via the link you provide showing Vermont Vs. Mississippi.... It paints a clearing picture of thriving vs. languishing...

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