Study shows disparities between rich, poor on U.S. health & health care
Poor living conditions and nutrition, unhealthy and stressful work environments, large income inequalities and other factors have been linked to poor health in the U.S., and all of them disproportionately affect low-income populations.
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Within the U.S., there is a wider disparity between how rich and poor people rate their own personal health status, more so than most other countries. However, the gap between how the rich and poor feel about the unfairness of the current U.S. health care system isn’t as great as it is in other countries.
Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.
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