Who Gets Health in Old Age?

September 20, 2017

Rich, White People. Access to insurance isn’t erasing race- and class-based health disparities

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Rising rates of chronic disease and deaths from violence can be curbed only if fighting is brought to an end, say researchers

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State-sanctioned efforts to keep the incarcerated from reproducing began in the early 20th century and continue today

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Brendan Saloner, at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, told FactCheck.org that “no single study is as good as looking at the full body of research.” And while not all studies have found health improvement related to insurance coverage, the “preponderance of studies, especially the well-done studies, find that gaining insurance coverage, especially for low-income people, improves health and reduces mortality risks.”

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Our Leonard Rubenstein. a lawyer who also directs a program on human rights, health and conflict at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. says there were a staggering number of assaults on health care facilities in 2016. Rubenstein is the editor of a new report called “Impunity Must End” about aggression against health facilities and health workers globally last year

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When Chris Ategeka was a boy of 7 in Uganda, his parents died of HIV/AIDS. And his brother, not yet 5, died of malaria. The problem, as he sees it, is that upon graduation from medical school on the African continent, newly minted health care workers are hired away for more money elsewhere, pulling the talent from developing countries to, as he says, “slightly developed countries and Western countries”

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In truth, there is no way to come with a 100 percent accurate count of all the health workers who have died since the conflict in Syria that began six years ago this month

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South Korean women will be the first in the world to have an average life expectancy above 90, a study suggests. The US also performs poorly and is on course to have the lowest life expectancy of rich countries by 2030. “[Society in the US is] very unequal to an extent the whole national performance is affected – it is the only country without universal health insurance.” added Prof Ezzati

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