Most like the same reason all the flat screens at the hospital are locked on "FOX" news.
I noticed that, too. It's important to realize that, contrary to popular belief, more poor, uninsured welfare recipients (you know, the ones responsible for inflating health care costs and bankrupting social services) are caucasian than black or Hispanic.
And that, sir, is why hospitals tend to have Fox News playing in emergency waiting rooms. White hypocrites can't live without Fox! It feeds their paranoia, ignorance, racism and fears, which works well in a hospital setting.
Going along the lines of what you're saying, the deepest, reddest state in the country is also the biggest welfare state (Kentucky). Irony.
I'm originally from Ohio, and my family has been in the insurance business for two generations, so I know the stats well.
Kentucky, Ohio, WV, Texas, South and North Carolina, Mississippi ... all incredibly red (and white), and all responsible for a large percentage of the mess this country is in.
Another great irony is that, should the GOP have its way and repeal the Affordable Care Act, as well as eliminate ... err, I'm sorry, "fix" Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, the group that will be most impacted (negatively) will be Republican supporters.
Should that happen, I'll get a chuckle watching the GOP spin their mess so that it's all the Dem's fault. Sadly, with their record of hoarding the ignorant masses, they may very well get away with it ... again.