Health Divide B

Health Divide B - Response to "The Health Divide"...

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Response to “The Health Divide” In Lisa Berkman’s article, The Health Divide , she explores and tackles the persistent health gap between the rich and the poor. Studies have consistently shown as education and income increase amongst Americans health improves. According to Berkman, the millions of dollars spent by the United States government each year to not manage to close the great American health divide. To understand the health gap Berkman offers explanation. One possibility is dependent upon the access to medical care many less affluent Americans lack. However, per a British survey, increased access cannot single handedly close the health gap. The same survey also suggests economic and social inequalities are likely to contribute to health inequality. Working and lower class men and women are more likely to face difficult job scenarios that may contribute to worry, stress, and poor environments. Less educated men and women have less job opportunity and women are more likely to be
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Health Divide B - Response to "The Health Divide"...

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