Are You Sick? Blame Poverty.
The United States faces some of the worst income inequality in the industrialized world, with the GOP tax bill poised to widen the divide and send more people below the poverty line. Now, there is mounting evidence that those on the losing end of this economic divide face a multitude of negative health impacts caused by poverty-related stress.
The link between stress and illness is not new information: The Greek physician and philosopher Galen wrote about the connection in 200 A.D.