Data from the Colorado Health Access Survey shows that 73% of Coloradans earning over 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), or $43,560 a year for an individual, report very good or excellent health. In contrast, 54% of Coloradans earning below 100% FPL, or $10,890, report very good or excellent health.
The connection between income and health is also demonstrated by other data sources. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment data shows that Coloradans that live in communities where residents have higher levels of income are more likely to report excellent or very good health.
The data is clear: a higher level of income means an increased likelihood of living a healthier life.
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