People in US are less concerned about health inequality than those in other countries

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 15 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2924
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

US citizens experience “relatively low levels of moral discomfort” over the gap in access to healthcare between rich and poor people, a study has found.1

The international study, which analyzed people’s perception of their health in relation to their income, found that Americans were less concerned about differences in access to healthcare related to income than people in other countries.

In general, Americans were less likely to consider disparities resulting from income differences to be unfair. Although 67% of US respondents said that “many” people in the country did not have access to …

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