"Income is one of the best predictors of life expectancy [...] but it’s also one of the best indicators of other health problems – asthma, diabetes, mental health disorders..." - Elizabeth Warren
Watch Michael Reisch Sum Up What We Already Know: Poverty Is A Death Sentence (Video)
Credit: nffcnnr
March 18, 2014

Via Americans Against The Tea Party:

“Poverty is a thief,” testified Michael Reisch when standing before the Bernie Sanders Subcommittee. “Poverty not only diminishes a person’s life chances, it steals years from one’s life.”

File this under “no surprise,” but the Reisch testimony before the Senator Sanders subcommittee was merely echoing what the vast majority of health providers, doctors, nurses, and any honest human being who put any thought to it already knew: poverty is bad for your health. Part of a report presented before the subcommittee was a study on rural McDowell County and suburban Fairfax County, both in West Virg...

Continue reading...

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.
Mastodon