Even the Richest Americans Have Worse Health Outcomes than the English

Author | Kara Gavin

A new Michigan Medicine study shows that middle-aged people living in the U.S. today have worse health than their English counterparts, and the difference in health between rich and poor is much larger in the U.S. Even the top income earners in their late 50s and early 60s in the U.S. have higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and mental health conditions than their English peers, despite earning nearly twice as much in after-tax income.

Read the full article on the U-M Health Lab Blog.


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