We already know what a moral abomination class-tiered health care is, but Chicago Public Radio reports on the local nightmare of living in a medical desert:
Women in neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West Sides are more than twice as likely to die from breast cancer.
Of the 25 neighborhoods with the highest mortality rates, all but one are predominantly African American. That’s according to analysis published online last week in the journal, Cancer Causes and Control.
What’s more, the researchers mapped out hospitals with cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons. Just one out of 14 is in a high-mortality neighborhood.
So survival depends upon the size of your wallet and the color of your skin and the neighborhood you live in-and we’re the best health care system in the world?
Where exactly is this change we all voted for?
You can listen to the segment at WBEZ.