How to get better and live better in Florida after hurricane Irma
A month after Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean, residents are still recovering from the storm and still struggling to get back to work.
In Florida, the state’s health system has been overwhelmed and some residents are waiting for months to be seen by a doctor.
And, according to a new study, people who live in Florida are actually more likely to die from illnesses than those who don’t.
According to the study, about half of the deaths in Florida from hurricanes were due to pneumonia, while another 25 percent were due a virus.
But the study also found that the people who died of pneumonia were more likely than those not to have a health insurance plan.
People who don`t have insurance were found to be twice as likely to have died of their conditions, according the study.
It is not clear what the implications of these numbers are for the state.
The study, published in the journal PLoS One, looked at data from 2016 through 2018 from the Florida Health Insurance Connector, which provides health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions.
Health insurers have said they expect that figure to be higher this year.
More than 7 million Floridians have health insurance through the program, but some residents may not be able to get that coverage because they are uninsured.
One in five Floridian residents lives in a state where they lack coverage, according a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The state has one of the highest uninsured rates in the country, and the lack of coverage is driving up health costs.
Florida is one of 20 states where more than 80 percent of people have no health insurance, according an analysis from the Urban Institute.
President Donald Trump’s administration has said that the cost of care in Florida could be as high as $6 billion.
Many of the states that do have coverage are located in rural areas and do not have the same infrastructure that can provide the same level of health care to residents.
Residents are often forced to travel far and wide to seek care.
A study published last month in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that residents of Florida were more than three times as likely as non-residents to use a car for transportation, and more than two times as many to use public transportation.
For many Floridans, the lack in access to care is especially frustrating.
“There`s a lot of pain, there`s just a lot that I have to go through,” resident Joanna Miller told ABC News.
“We`re going to get through this.”
Residents who are sick can often’t afford to travel for care.
More than 40 percent of the residents surveyed reported that they do not know where to turn for help, according it report.
Some have already lost their homes, which is why many of them are staying at home.
As of last week, nearly a quarter of Floridan households were without power, and as of Monday, almost 50 percent of homes had no electricity.
“We are in an emergency,” resident Maria Sanchez told ABC.
“I`m just trying to get myself ready.”
“People need to understand that we can`t survive without medical attention, so I`m praying for you to stay home,” said neighbor Amanda DeMarco.
“The more you stay home, the better your health.”
It was also reported that a few residents in the state who are currently without electricity have been forced to go without heat in order to stay warm.