Johns Hopkins http://wypr.org en The Cost of Health Disparities http://wypr.org/post/cost-health-disparities <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Race can be a major predictor of how healthy you are, and what diseases you’ll get, and how much money you’ll make—or not make—over the course of your life. &nbsp;A new study from the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that health disparities among African-American and Hispanic men cost the economy more than $450 billion dollars between 2006 and 2009. &nbsp;Researchers looked at both the direct costs of medical care, as well as the indirect costs such as lower productivity. </span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:55:00 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Stephanie Hughes 9357 at http://wypr.org The Cost of Health Disparities