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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Friday, December 28, 2012

Failing health in U.S. equals rising costs

Having poor health in the U.S. costs money, and not just a small amount, but billions of dollars. Ultimately, those costs are heaped on the backs of poor and minority communities.

Health disparities as a whole, which disproportionately affect Blacks and Latinos cost the U.S. economy $82.2 billion in direct health care spending and lost productivity in 2009. The price tag for Blacks was a whopping $54.9 million followed by $22 billion for Latinos. And over 90 percent of these same costs felt were in urban areas.

This among other issues makes eliminating health disparities a national issue, according to “The State of Urban Health: Eliminating Health Disparities to Save Lives and Cut Costs,” the recently released report by the National Urban League Policy Institute.  The Final Call... 

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