Exploring Relationship Between Decreasing Household Income, Quality Of Health

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"Future Health Consequences of the Current Decline in U.S. Household Income," Journal of the American Medical Association: In the JAMA commentary, Steven Woolf of the departments of Family Medicine, and Epidemiology and Community Health at Virginia Commonwealth Universityexamines the effects that increased poverty rates, decreasing personalincome for all but the most affluent and widening income inequalityhave on the U.S. health care system.

According to Woolf, these threefactors "are harbingers of a future wave of poorer health." Woolf alsodiscusses possible ways to deter a decline in health care, such as byaddressing economic hardship more directly (Woolf, JAMA, 10/24).

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