Author of “The Death Gap” explains how where you live impacts your life expectancy

The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills (2017: University of Chicago Press), is written by David Ansell, MD, SVP for Community Health at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center. “Inequality is a disease,” says Ansell, “and we need to treat and eradicate it as we would any major illness.” To do so, he outlines a vision that will provide the foundation for a healthier nation for all. David believes basic health care should be available to all individuals, a right similar to basic education, police and fire protection.