Monday, August 22, 2005

Have a nice life

So in my internship this summer, I basically sit around and come up with creative ways to describe low-income people without health insurance. Today's result:

"Socioeconomic and environmental health risks weigh heavier on the poor, often compounding their effects. Health access barriers of low-income, immigrant, homeless and underserved communities are most acutely evident in their poor health outcomes. Those with little education in American society are more likely to be poor, to labor in physically demanding or dangerous jobs and to live in sub-standard housing. These challenges are multiplied by limited resources, language and cultural differences and low literacy levels, particularly related to health care."

That's really just an extremely glossed-over way of saying, "Sorry, but your life sucks, and it's pretty much because you're an immigrant. But good luck to ya!"

Ugh.

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