This HND piece explores the reasons behind the inescapable fact that better health correlates with more wealth, all the way from the poorest to the richest. This correlation is simply another demonstration of the so-called "social determinants of health," and we should focus on breaking the molds.
We look at the possible influence of national health insurance on this phenomenon, but a comparison of general health between similar American and British cohorts brings another finding: Brits have better health, even if we tend to have similar longevities. That is, we get sicker sooner, and can be kept alive longer.
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