This is basic. I don’t care what your political orientation is or how great you think your state is.
How long are you going to live, and what’s an extra 5 or ten years of healthy life worth to you?
If you’re in a red area of this map, you healthcare is subpar, your eating habits are poor and/or you need to lose weight and stop smoking. Your state isn’t taking care of you. Blue isn’t much better — still below the national average. The purple areas are hard to see, but that’s where people live the longest — the places that the rest of the country likes to joke about, such as New York City and New Jersey and LA.
What color are you?
And if your one of the friends I grew up with in Kentucky and still live there, why?