According to a recent study by Bloomberg, people living in Hawaii are healthier than in any other state. In fact, Hawaii has the most efficient health care system in the United States. One reason: Hawaii’s 44-year-old Prepaid Health Care Act, which sets minimum standards for employer-provided benefits including office visits, maternal care and hospital stays for employees working at least 20 hours a week. At the time of the study, health coverage in Hawaii was 96.5 percent.
Honolulu Residents Breathe Cleanest Air
According to a new report by the American Lung Association, Honolulu is the cleanest metropolitan area for Ozone and 24-hour particle pollution.
Note: U.S. News reports that acute respiratory infections such as the common cold, bronchitis and sinus infections were the most common diagnostic category in urgent care centers in 2016. Clean air is important for everyone, and it is important to continue to enforce the Clean Air Act. If not, health and lives are at risk.