McAllen ranks worst in health coverage

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POSTED: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 5:32pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:34am

Earlier this month, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission corridor was named the most obese metropolitan area in the country.

Obesity can lead to health problems, of course and now it appears McAllen is particularly poorly equipped to handle that issue.

The Huffington Post says McAllen has the worst health care coverage in the U.S.

Only half of McAllen residents have health insurance, that's the lowest rate in the country.
And just 53% of McAllen residents say they have a doctor, that is also the lowest national figure.

The problem is compounded by the fact that one out of every five people in McAllen is a diagnosed diabetic and almost 39% of the McAllen population is classified as obese.

Maybe at the root of the problem? The fact that almost 38% of McAllen residents live below the poverty line.

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We have witnessed a worst ranking of countries in health care system and these problems are occur due to several possible reasons such as lack of proper health care and health care frauds. Therefore in most of the countries we have found that health care organizations are used to provide beneficial health care opportunities.

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