Seniors’ Health Far Worse in ‘Right-to-Work’ States

By on May 9, 2018

From Labor Tribune:  Seniors living in so-called “right-to-work” states are among the least healthy in the nation, according to a review of the United Health Foundation’s “American’s Health Rankings: Senior Report 2017.”

If you are a retiree, a senior living on your own or a family with a senior member living with you, the health consequences of living in a RTW state are sad, if not outrageous.

In a ranking of WORST to BEST states regarding seniors’ health:

Worst States

RTW – 18 of the 25 worst states for seniors’ health (72 percent) are RTW states.

WITHOUT RTW – Only 7 of the 25 worst states for seniors’ health (28 percent) are in states without RTW.

Best States

WITHOUT RTW – 16 of the best 25 best states for seniors’ health (64 percent) are in states without RTW.

RTW – Only nine of the best 25 states for seniors’ health (36 percent) are RTW states.

This fall, voters will decide on whether to let RTW become law in Missouri when they vote on Proposition A. Vote NO on Prop A to keep RTW out of Missouri and keep our state from falling further behind in the health care of our senior residents.

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