Healthcare, Health, and Income

9 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2018

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David Orentlicher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Date Written: September 21, 2018

Abstract

The medicalization model of poverty leads us to devote considerable resources to treating the healthcare problems caused by poverty while neglecting the root cause of those problems — the poverty itself. Treating symptoms rather than causes is far less effective than treating causes. When correctly understood, poverty is a major public health problem that needs to be addressed directly with effective anti-poverty programs. Only then can we properly serve the healthcare needs of the poor.

Keywords: anti-poverty programs; ACA; income; income and health; Medicaid; Medicare; life expectancy

JEL Classification: I14, I15, I18, I31

Suggested Citation

Orentlicher, David, Healthcare, Health, and Income (September 21, 2018). Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3253202

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