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Poor Health Tied to Income Inequality

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Income inequality perpetuates a vicious cycle of problems including poor health, says Gary Stein, a columnist with Context Florida.

Executives at corporations such as United HealthCare get paychecks hundreds of times larger than the average minimum wage worker. Meanwhile these working poor families can’t afford health insurance, or nutritious food, he says.

Stein challenges employers to break the cycle by increasing minimum wage, similar to what the owner of Detroit’s “Moo, Cluck Moo” has done.

Read more at Context Florida.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.