Inequality and the health-care system in the USA

@article{Dickman2017InequalityAT,
  title={Inequality and the health-care system in the USA},
  author={Samuel L Dickman and D. Himmelstein and S. Woolhandler},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2017},
  volume={389},
  pages={1431-1441}
}
  • Samuel L Dickman, D. Himmelstein, S. Woolhandler
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Widening economic inequality in the USA has been accompanied by increasing disparities in health outcomes. The life expectancy of the wealthiest Americans now exceeds that of the poorest by 10-15 years. This report, part of a Series on health and inequality in the USA, focuses on how the health-care system, which could reduce income-based disparities in health, instead often exacerbates them. Other articles in this Series address population health inequalities, and the health effects of racism… CONTINUE READING

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