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You hear it almost every time a Republican presidential candidate speaks – the evils of welfare. They speak about how THEY are opposed to an Obama welfare state, where personal responsibility has given way to an addiction to handouts.
Red meat for Red states? Do you know what the irony of this position is? Red States are the ones that receive the lion’s share of welfare. To be more precise, they receive more from the system than they put in.
The graph above actually cuts the GOP some slack by including Florida, Colorado and Nevada, all states that went for Obama in the last presidential election, as Red States.
Red states vs. Blue states. Republican vs. Democrats. Who has the higher level of uninsured when it comes to health care, and who has the lowest?
As you can see from the chart (above) just released by Gallup, Texas tops the list of states with the highest percent of uninsured residents, and Massachusetts tops the list of states with the lowest percent of uninsured residents. And if you continue down the lists, blue states have higher levels of insured residents than red states, overall.
In fact, every state in the top ten with the lowest level of uninsured residents is a blue state, and almost every state in the top ten with the highest level of uninsured residents is a red state. Exceptions are purple states and California.