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Another Voice: Health inequalities create economic burden
Sacramento Business Journal

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies reported that between 2003 and 2006 the direct and indirect cost of health inequalities in the United States was $1.24 trillion, resulting in suppressed human potential and loss of productivity that lead to a vast economic burden affecting all Americans. In Sacramento, issues like mental illness, trauma, homelessness, maternal mortality and emergency department visits are trending higher, and the economic burden experienced by residents and the business community is real.