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Health inequality is the separation between health status between different groups of people depending on certain characteristics they may have.
One example of health inequality is socioeconomic status. People who are impoverished have, on average, a lower health status compared to those with a higher socioeconomic status.
Another example of health inequality is access to medical care. People who live in big cities or close to medical care have a higher health status overall compared to those who live further away from medical care.
GDP refers to gross domestic product. It is the total value of goods and services a country produces in a year. The United States consistently has one of the highest GDPs every year.
The United States does a poor job in the healthcare field compared to other countries with similar GDPs. There is a lot of work to be done to create a healthcare system that compares to other countries with higher GDPs.
It continues to surprise me that people with a higher socioeconomic status have an overall better health status. I don't believe that income and wealth should determine the type of health status people have in this country.
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