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Stephen Bezruchka is with the faculty of the Departments of Health Serviecs and Global Health at the University of Washington. He worked as an emergency physician for thirty years and has spent much of his career studying and teaching about social and economic determinants of health.
What's behind the decline in American health? Although recent attention has been paid to the rising economic inequality in the United States, the links of that trend to our health have not been presented to the public.