Healthcare, Health, and Income

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 46 (3):567-572 (2018)
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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.



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Introduction: The Medicalization of Poverty.Lois Shepherd & Robin Fretwell Wilson - 2018 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 46 (3):563-566.

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Health care and equality of opportunity.Gopal Sreenivasan - 2007 - Hastings Center Report 37 (2):21-31.

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