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The giant problem American healthcare ignores

Vox, July 8, 2014

Health reform efforts have emphasized health insurance and medicine, sidelining social service programs like nutritional support and housing assistance — programs that can be influential for keeping people healthy and producing health, instead of just reacting when people fall ill, like the health care system often does. Ignoring the social side of health is a problem, and it's a problem that's been plaguing the United States for decades. Elizabeth Bradley, a professor at Yale University, and Lauren Taylor, a Presidential Scholar at Harvard Divinity School, examined this at length.