Most of the biggest increases were in areas both rural and Southern."
There are two Americas. One of them is suffering. This is just a snapshot, they have a host of other problems. Hospital closures mean millions are an hour or more away from emergency health care. The decline in income usually has a negative effect on education. It also means kids have to leave to find work. Will the last person to leave Kansas please turn the lights off.
So when Republicans attack Obamacare (they're still at it), cut programs for the poor (which they're still doing) and ignore a hundred other problems, guess who suffers.
Does anybody actually think Trump will do anything besides make a bad situation worse?
We are slowly unraveling what FDR did, with entirely predictable results.