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Pandemic Exposed Health Inequality and Flaws of Market Economy

The economic destruction brought on by the COVID-19 global pandemic has brought up many comparisons to the Great Recession of 2008-09. While that crisis started in the financial sector and bled through the entire economy, this one was brought on by a global health crisis that caused the worldwide economy to come to a sudden stop,

Health equity is declining as income inequality grows, JAMA study shows

As income inequality worsens in America, the health of its less-fortunate patients continues to decline, according to a new study conducted by researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study, published this month in JAMA Network Open, collected survey data from the CDC from 1993 to 2017, which included 5.5 million Americans

The Gap Between Rich And Poor Americans’ Health Is Widening

Income inequality in the U.S. has grown over the past several decades. And as the gap between rich and poor yawns, so does the gap in their health, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open Friday. The study drew from annual health survey data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1993 to 2017,