Canada Healthcare Spending

Poverty: A Huge Cost to Our Health-care System

Megan Yarema | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Megan Yarema

Poverty and health go hand-in-hand. People in poverty are more likely to use the health care system because of physical and mental health issues or illness, and be more likely to face an early death. Stress, poor nutrition, inadequate housing, and unstable social environments are a few reasons for this.