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Four common myths about U.S. health care

An online article on common myths about medical care in the United States caught my attention today. Scientific American's Christine Gorman outlines four prevalent assumptions, including:

Myth 3: Access to medical care is the most important factor in determining how healthy anyone is.

Access to health care is only one of several factors that play an important role in determining how healthy people are. Several studies suggest that easily being able to obtain medical care does not play as big a role as education, lifestyle, income and modern housing, along with sanitation (pdf) and vaccination in determining why some folks are healthier than others...

Via Gary Schwitzer's HealthNewsReview Blog


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