Impact of Poverty on Health

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Poverty has a highly corrosive effect on health.  People living in poverty lack the resources to deal with health issues promptly and effectively, and have notably shorter life-expectancies.  Because they lack the resources to get problems looked at promptly, they’re often forced to wait for issues to reach a critical point before they head to an emergency room – and thus the poor make up an overwhelming share of the load on emergency rooms.

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