"In states across the nation hardest hit by ill health effects such as Wisconsin, where 24.5 percent of adults report either binge or chronic drinking; Kentucky, where 34.6 percent of adults are obese with a body mass index of 30 or higher; and Michigan, where 20.7 percent of adults report smoking daily or frequently, the civil right to health care has given Trump voters the opportunity to get much needed care and medication for themselves and their families," writes Darby, a professor in the Department of Philosophy. "Air pollution, childhood poverty, and infectious diseases are other contributors to poor health in these and other Red and Blue states."

Read his full essay on Huffington Post.