Location impacts age of American Deaths [Barrier: Location/Access to Care, Cost of Care, Inequity in Public Health]

In a TIME article from April 12, 2023 entitled Americans Are Dying Younger—But Where You Live Makes a Big Difference, the author discusses the barriers to public health that impact people depending on where they live. What is driving the differences in life expectancy in America? He states “wealth, demographics, and location.” The article discusses the following claims “Wealthier Americans live longer”, “black communities die younger”, and “state policies make a big difference”. Those state policies include: “Expansion of Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit”, “Medicaid Expansion”, “Gun Control”, “Drug overdose prevention”, and “Abortion access”.

Published by Sarah Buckius

Artist & Educator living in Santa Cruz, CA.

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