Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Health Insurance Is Only Part Of Health In America

By Coleen Elkins   24-7 Health Insurance

A recent 3800-word article addresses health and life expectancy in America compared to other countries. 

The ACA "has taken important strides in narrowing the gap in health insurance coverage" those gains "so far have translated to limited advances in ensuring access to quality medical care and even less progress in making diverse groups equally healthy".  Katherine Baicker, the C. Boyden Gray Professor Health Economics at the Harvard Chan School that health insurance "affects health care" but there are other things that affect health" including social determinants, food, proper exercise and behavior. 

The article includes very interesting data with charts and graphs supporting the statements made. 

The entire article can be read here

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