Death and Poverty(39:24)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 274 , Segment 3
Episode: International Drug Policy, Diabetes Prevention, Poverty and Death
- Apr 14, 2016 9:00 pm
- 12:32 mins
Guest: Benjamin Scuderi, Research Assistant with the Health Inequality Project at the Harvard University Economics Department The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program will be particularly important to poor Americans who can’t easily afford gym memberships and personal trainers. Being wealthy in America generally means being healthier and living longer, too. That’s even more true today. A new study of millions of US tax records shows the gap in life expectancy between the rich and poor has expanded in the last decade. But here’s the really interesting part: if you’re poor, you can improve your chances of living longer just by moving to certain cities like New York or San Francisco.