We published our first newsletter today! We want our patients, volunteers, community partners, and donors to know how we’re doing. The Heart Beat has all the latest information on patient volume, medical cost savings and more. Will post the newsletter to the website soon!
There’s no question health care costs are rising. Income disproportionately impacts health outcomes. As this article from The Commonwealth Fund points out, “American men with incomes in the top 1 percent live 15 years longer than the poorest 1 percent, while among such women there is a gap of 10 years, according to a 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.”
In Louisville, people living in the poorest zip codes have a life expectancy of 68, while those living in the east (the wealthier neighborhoods) average 83 years.