Medical Professor Supports Increase In Funding For Social Services.

February 4, 2019

In an op-ed for USA Today (2/4), Stanford professor of medicine Robert M. Kaplan writes about the declining life expectancy trend in the United States. He says the National Institutes of Health “spend less than four percent of their $39 billion budget to fund” social services, “even though social determinants account for more than half of premature deaths.” He supports a national shift in “focus from investments in health care to investments in health.”



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