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08/22/2018

Essay Concerning the United Nations' Recent Extreme Poverty in the US Report (August 22nd)

Today, the Health Care Blog posted my essay, "The UN's Extreme Poverty Report: Further Evidence US Healthcare Is Divorced From Reality."  It is at: http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2018/08/22/the-uns-extreme-poverty-report-further-evidence-us-healthcare-is-divorced-from-reality/.

It begins: In May Philip Alston, the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, and John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University Law School released his, “Report of the Special Rapporteur On Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on His Mission to the United States.”  The 20-page report was based, in part, on Alston’s visits this past December to California, Georgia, Puerto Rico, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.  After reading the report and the response to it, one is again forced to question how legitimate is our concern for the health and well being of the poor, or those disproportionately burdened with disease.

 

 

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