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Unfair Access to Healthcare Affects Our Families, by Lauren Agoratus

on Sat, 04/27/2013 - 17:00

They call it “health disparities.”  What this means is any inequality in healthcare to underserved populations.  Sometimes it’s based on race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, or economic status discrimination.

Unequal care results in poorer health outcomes as the result of increased morbidity (illness/injury/consequences) and mortality (yes, death).  Children and adults are actually dying in the U.S.  because they can’t get the healthcare they need.  One particularly sad case involved a young boy with a toothache or eventually died due to infection complications. 

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