American health will suffer if Donald Trump is reelected. Depending on factors like location and demographics, each state will experience unique health outcomes as a result of the 2020 election. This piece explores the future of Florida’s health; next week’s blog will take a look at the health stakes for Ohio.
As a populous and diverse state, Florida has its share of health equity issues. A fifth of the state’s residents are over age 65; the majority of seniors rely on Medicaid and are prone to chronic health issues. South Florida has significant minority populations, who tend to have poorer health and lower rates of insurance than whites in the state. As Florida residents contend with both the COVID-19 pandemic and increasingly extreme weather events, the potential re