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Health gap kills 3,200 black Chicagoans every year (Really?!?)
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/18/2009 | Monifa Thomas

Posted on 12/18/2009 4:04:35 PM PST by Sneakyuser

The wide racial gap in health is growing in Chicago, a major new study has found.

..."What's happening is that, as advances become available for these different diseases, white people are able to gain access to advances, and black people are not," said Steven Whitman, director of the Sinai Urban Health Institute. "It's absolutely essential to understand the underlying structural issues that are causing these disparities: those are racism and poverty."

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: healthcare; obama; race; racism
... It isn't that blacks' health is declining. In fact, overall, the health of both African Americans and whites in Chicago and across the United States has improved on most of the measures studied between 1990 and 2005. But whites showed gains at a sharply higher rate, resulting in a wider gap, according to the Sinai institute, which is part of Chicago's Sinai Health System and which works to find "approaches that improve the health of urban communities."

Uh Huh

1 posted on 12/18/2009 4:04:36 PM PST by Sneakyuser
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To: Sneakyuser

OMG, where do I sign to get that nation health care plan? NOT!!!!!

Good grief.


2 posted on 12/18/2009 4:06:16 PM PST by DoughtyOne (People who voted for John McCain, voted for George Soros' business partner.)
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To: Sneakyuser

Always ask for a list of names and dates when they throw up rubbish like this.


3 posted on 12/18/2009 4:07:39 PM PST by ROTB (40% get gubmint money. Public Option vs. Insurance: Armed men at my door demanding payment vs a bill)
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To: Sneakyuser

Hey!

That’s racist!


4 posted on 12/18/2009 4:08:02 PM PST by Noob1999
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To: Sneakyuser

Just slightly more than the number of black Chicagoans killed by black Chicagoans.


5 posted on 12/18/2009 4:09:24 PM PST by Wallop the Cat
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To: ROTB

And they will shout you are racist for asking. The truth of the matter is who the hell cares. I certainly don’t


6 posted on 12/18/2009 4:10:24 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: ROTB

Since the CDC is trying to claim that gun violence is a healthcare issue, let’s add in the number of Chicago blacks who were killed by criminals in 2009. That should skew the “gap” between blacks and whites.

I want everyone to have decent healthcare. Let’s leave race out of it.


7 posted on 12/18/2009 4:10:31 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ROTB

you’re EXACTLY right!

show the facts.

anyone can say anything (0bama!!!)

prove what you’re saying or SHUT UP!

that includes the climate shakedown crap............


8 posted on 12/18/2009 4:11:38 PM PST by mreerm
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To: Sneakyuser

Monifa’s only qualification as a reporter appears to be her race.


9 posted on 12/18/2009 4:12:10 PM PST by 1955Ford
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To: Sneakyuser
Health gap kills 3,200 black Chicagoans every year

Chicago is an all liberal town. If Mayor Daley and Obama have left them to die perhaps they should consider electing Republicans to office in Chicago.

Wasn't that Michelle Obama's job in Chicago, to shove the poor out the door to another clinic down the street with less able and cheaper health care?

10 posted on 12/18/2009 4:12:48 PM PST by RJL
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To: 1955Ford

There’s a lot of that going on now. Now that we have America’s first black (at least half, anyway) President. Seems that the MSM is taking their comments and opinions more seriously......


11 posted on 12/18/2009 4:13:20 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Sneakyuser

Maybe healthcare for blacks in Chicago would have been better if Michelle Obama hadn’t patient dumped for the University of Chicago Medical Center so blacks had to travel a lot farther to get to an emergency room.


12 posted on 12/18/2009 4:13:32 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: Sneakyuser

Is it my imagination or is Chicago the most FUBAR city in the country, and is it coincidental that the “one” hails from this rathole?


13 posted on 12/18/2009 4:13:43 PM PST by DadOfFive (I changed the name on my iPod to Obama just for the thrill when it displays "Obama is syncing".)
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To: PhiKapMom

tru dat...but you will NEVER see it expressed in an MSM venue.


14 posted on 12/18/2009 4:14:22 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: mreerm

Although I’m not certain he coined the phrase, I know that Rush Limbaugh often repeats the thought “ignorance is the most expensive resource we have.” And you could explain a lot about different health outcomes in terms of ignorance. Obesity, diabetes, risky sexual behaviors, drug use, involvement in criminal activity, etc. etc. etc. - all have predictable impacts on health. Ignorance even impacts the decision on whether to spend money on health insurance for your family or buy a flat screen TV.


15 posted on 12/18/2009 4:15:49 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Sneakyuser

Those “White” %*@#ers!


16 posted on 12/18/2009 4:17:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sneakyuser

Show me the math on that one..... PURE B/S.


17 posted on 12/18/2009 4:17:48 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Sneakyuser

FYI: There actually is a huge difference in minority mortality. A recent 20 year longitudinal study recorded 20 times greater early cardiac mortality in blacks over whites.
The real crime is that the solution is so simple: it’s all about vitamin d3 deficiency in people of color at higher latitudes.


18 posted on 12/18/2009 4:19:58 PM PST by kruss3 (Kruss3@gmail.com)
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To: Sneakyuser

LOL @ the author’s name: monifa (moh-nee-fah?)


19 posted on 12/18/2009 4:20:16 PM PST by robomatik
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To: Sneakyuser

Huh. And here I thought black Chicagoans mostly died from other Chicagoans.


20 posted on 12/18/2009 4:20:57 PM PST by Lucretia Borgia (Never bring a knife to a gun battle. Never bring a community organizer to lead your army.)
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To: Sneakyuser
I wonder how health care is under Mugbe in Rhodesia, er I mean Zimbabwe
21 posted on 12/18/2009 4:21:21 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: 1955Ford

I thought her first name was a typo until I checked the original article.


22 posted on 12/18/2009 4:21:47 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Sneakyuser
First time I ever heard of GSW's being called a "disease."
23 posted on 12/18/2009 4:21:47 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: DoughtyOne

But I thought there were too many people on earth....So which is it?


24 posted on 12/18/2009 4:23:16 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: Sneakyuser
"What's happening is that, as advances become available for these different diseases, white people are able to gain access to advances, and black people are not," said Steven Whitman, director of the Sinai Urban Health Institute. "It's absolutely essential to understand the underlying structural issues that are causing these disparities: those are racism and poverty."

As always, it's Whitey's fault!

25 posted on 12/18/2009 4:23:31 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Sneakyuser

Whene is the Black entertainment industry charity concert to help these poor unfortunates?

I am certain Oprah is working day and night to organize this.


26 posted on 12/18/2009 4:24:45 PM PST by NoLibZone (If Reagan rises & runs I'll vote. Pure Conservative¬ô know it's better to have Obama, Ayers & Soros.)
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To: Sneakyuser

aaaah yessss...the 0bama doctrine!!!

make an unsubstantiated SCARY claim (for extra effect, associate it with RACE!) and demand everyone instantly start giving you money.

yes...the 0bama doctrine..........

0 says it’s effective in healthcare and climate venues too!


27 posted on 12/18/2009 4:25:56 PM PST by mreerm
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To: Sneakyuser
Undoubtedly this is true.

One only has to look at the voter registration statistics to confirm it. At least 3200 DemoRats are newly registered and vote in each precinct every year.

28 posted on 12/18/2009 4:26:44 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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"It's absolutely essential to understand the underlying structural issues that are causing these disparities:

Don't worry, many of us understand the cause.

Concentrated lead poisoning.

29 posted on 12/18/2009 4:26:56 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Sneakyuser
Women and minorities hardest hit (by bullets in Chicago).


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

30 posted on 12/18/2009 4:28:09 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Sneakyuser

Are you sure it wasn’t Ralm Emanual?


31 posted on 12/18/2009 4:29:50 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Freddd

Ouch!


32 posted on 12/18/2009 4:29:54 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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To: Sneakyuser
The wide racial gap in health is growing in Chicago, a major new study has found.

Community organizers not doing their jobs or just a lost agenda in the representation of Illinois?

33 posted on 12/18/2009 4:31:58 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sneakyuser
Michelle Obama and David Axelrod patient dumping scheme
34 posted on 12/18/2009 4:33:52 PM PST by StandUpChuck
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To: DTogo

“Underlying” and “structural” are liberal buzzwords whose use allows the speaker to blame anything on “racism” without having to produce any evidence.


35 posted on 12/18/2009 4:35:50 PM PST by denydenydeny (The Left sees taxpayers the way Dr Frankenstein saw the local cemetery; raw material for experiments)
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To: Sneakyuser

The article states that all whites do have insurance and access to medical care.

And only blacks (Less than 13% of Americans) do not.


36 posted on 12/18/2009 4:38:37 PM PST by NoLibZone (If Reagan rises & runs I'll vote. Pure Conservative¬ô know it's better to have Obama, Ayers & Soros.)
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To: Sneakyuser

“What’s happening is that, as advances become available for these different diseases, white people are able to gain access to advances, and black people are not,”

Doesn’t this mean that the medical profession is racist?

Just sayin’...


37 posted on 12/18/2009 4:42:09 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Sneakyuser

Does this figure include all the aborted innocents?


38 posted on 12/18/2009 4:45:58 PM PST by sodpoodle (Stop wasting our wealth and start telling the truth.)
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To: Sneakyuser

Since the Dems Deathcare Bill doesn’t become effective until 2013, the Dems are OK with 9600 blacks dying due to lack of healthcare.


39 posted on 12/18/2009 4:47:29 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Sneakyuser

I thought it was the drug dealers and punks who are killing blacks in Chicago ...


40 posted on 12/18/2009 4:49:53 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Impeach Zerobama and his band of Commie Czars.)
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To: Sneakyuser

I don’t think Mrs. Whitman’s little Stevie would mind picking up the medical bills for the “black people.” Unless he’s a racist and a bigot.


41 posted on 12/18/2009 4:51:06 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be an American-American.)
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To: Gaffer

42 posted on 12/18/2009 4:52:11 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Who was he talking about?)
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To: All

I am praying to the good Lord that snow does not fall ever again.

Because it’s white and inherently racist.


43 posted on 12/18/2009 5:28:12 PM PST by Molon Labbie
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To: Sneakyuser

And how many blacks does Planned Parenthood target for extermination? The number of blacks getting abortions has wiped out an entire generation since Roe v. Wade.

When they wake up, there is going to be one heck of a payback.


44 posted on 12/18/2009 5:44:57 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Sneakyuser

The bill includes language requiring health care to be distributed equally.

This means, as far as I’m concerned, health care will be rationed according to race.


45 posted on 12/18/2009 5:57:51 PM PST by Aglooka (Posting from New Hampshachusetts (Formerly New Hampshire))
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To: Aglooka

Just wait a minute...this can’t be right. Didn’t nobama and his minions run chicago (and still do)? i thought it was an idyllic place free of crime, illness, unhappiness and discrimination. Doves flew and people laughed. i just can’t believe this article describes what REALLY goes on there.


46 posted on 12/18/2009 7:24:33 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: Sneakyuser

I love the smell of desperation in the morning!


47 posted on 12/19/2009 4:31:40 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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