We spend a lot of money on social programs. Studies indicate that a lot of those programs work to improve health outcomes for people who receive the benefits. So, does that social spending reduce healthcare costs? Not really. But cutting social spending doesn’t help with health. As usual, it’s complicated, but there’s a lot of evidence these programs are doing good. Spending is worth it sometimes.
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Social Determinants of Health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgAQ5W7YTXc&list=PLkfBg8ML-gImSJ5T_vnwNRGCKi5O77k44&index=6
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