Report Finds Deep Health Disparities Are Masked By State-Level Data
Researchers took the poorest parts of America and put them in one "state" and then put the richest in another. The differences between the longevity and quality of life was alarming.
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In America, The Rich Outlive The Poor By Up To 9.5 Years, Study Says
The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but it would look dramatically different if its 50 states were organized according to income instead of geography. If that were the case, residents of the poorest state in the union would have a median household income that’s just above the federal poverty line for a family of four. They would also expect to live shorter lives than people in more than half of the world's countries. (Kaplan, 11/17)