Skip to comments.Health gap kills 3,200 black Chicagoans every year (Really?!?)
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."
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OMG, where do I sign to get that nation health care plan? NOT!!!!!
Always ask for a list of names and dates when they throw up rubbish like this.
Just slightly more than the number of black Chicagoans killed by black Chicagoans.
And they will shout you are racist for asking. The truth of the matter is who the hell cares. I certainly don’t
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.
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............
Monifa’s only qualification as a reporter appears to be her race.
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?
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......
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.
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?
tru dat...but you will NEVER see it expressed in an MSM venue.
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.
Those “White” %*@#ers!
Show me the math on that one..... PURE B/S.
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.
LOL @ the author’s name: monifa (moh-nee-fah?)
Huh. And here I thought black Chicagoans mostly died from other Chicagoans.
I thought her first name was a typo until I checked the original article.
But I thought there were too many people on earth....So which is it?
As always, it's Whitey's fault!
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.
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!
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.
Don't worry, many of us understand the cause.
Concentrated lead poisoning.
Are you sure it wasn’t Ralm Emanual?
Community organizers not doing their jobs or just a lost agenda in the representation of Illinois?
“Underlying” and “structural” are liberal buzzwords whose use allows the speaker to blame anything on “racism” without having to produce any evidence.
The article states that all whites do have insurance and access to medical care.
And only blacks (Less than 13% of Americans) do not.
“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?
Does this figure include all the aborted innocents?
Since the Dems Deathcare Bill doesn’t become effective until 2013, the Dems are OK with 9600 blacks dying due to lack of healthcare.
I thought it was the drug dealers and punks who are killing blacks in Chicago ...
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.
I am praying to the good Lord that snow does not fall ever again.
Because it’s white and inherently racist.
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.
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.
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.
I love the smell of desperation in the morning!