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Public Expresses Need for Government Intervention to Reduce Socio-Economic Disparities in Health
HOUSTON—As Congress debates the public health care option, a recent study reveals greater public support for reducing health care disparities among socio-economic groups (i.e. by income or education) than among racial groups. The respondents to the survey experiment, published in an upcoming issue of Social Science Quarterly, voiced strong concern about economic-based disparities and suggested government intervention would help to alleviate this imbalance.
This study is published in the December 2009 issue of Social Science Quarterly. Media wishing to receive a PDF of this article may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Head researcher Elizabeth Rigby, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston and a former Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar. Her fellow researchers include Joe Soss (University of Minnesota), Bridget C. Booske, Angela M. K. Rohan, and Stephanie A. Robert (University of Wisconsin–Madison). This research was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Rigby can be reached for questions at email@example.com