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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Divided States of America: Major Health Study Warns US Is at a Breaking Point As the Wealthy Coasts Thrive and the Poor South Is Crushed by Drugs, Heart Disease, Obesity and Cancer

image from https://s3.amazonaws.com/feather-client-files-aviary-prod-us-east-1/2018-04-16/d3dcfdb9-9484-4126-851d-7934171c77ac.pngHuge disparities in wellness as measured per state continue to exist in the United States. This trend persists in spite of massive amounts of spending by the US government on both medicine and healthcare. In 21 states, individuals were more likely to die an early death in 2016 as compared to 1990. Researchers at the University of Washington are concerned that this trend is pushing America’s health development behind less-developed nations.

See Natalie Rahhal, The Divided States of America: Major Health Study Warns US Is at a Breaking Point As the Wealthy Coasts Thrive and the Poor South Is Crushed by Drugs, Heart Disease, Obesity and Cancer, Daily Mail.com, April 10, 2018.

Special thanks to Joel C. Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2018/04/the-divided-states-of-america-major-health-study-warns-us-is-at-a-breaking-point-as-the-wealthy-coas.html

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