Poverty kills people in the USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

A very graphic representation of the poverty situation in America today.

This presentation was sponsored by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

By Naomi Spencer:

Declining US life expectancy: a consequence of widening inequality

24 April 2008

In yet another confirmation of the destructive effects of inequality on working-class living standards, a new study documents a significant decline in life expectancy in the US from 1983 to 1999, particularly in persistently poor regions of the country.

The Reversal of Fortunes: Trends in County Mortality and Cross-County Mortality Disparities in the United States,” was co-authored by researchers from Harvard, University of California and the University of Washington. The research, published April 21, found that life spans have shortened for one in five women in the past three decades, with most deaths attributable to diseases that are preventable through early detection and proper treatment.

By virtually every measure, the health of the poor in the America is worsening. In spite of being the wealthiest country in the world, the US ranks at or near the bottom among industrialized nations for indices such as infant mortality, cancer rates, and heart disease.

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