View Poll Results: Do the rich live longer because they are more intelligent?

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  • No, intelligence has nothing to do with lifespan

    4 7.69%
  • The rich aren't more intelligent than the poor

    5 9.62%
  • It might be one factor in the equation

    7 13.46%
  • Access to healthcare is the most important factor

    11 21.15%
  • Yes, intelligence is a huge factor in living healthily and staying healthy

    25 48.08%
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Thread: Do the Wealthy Live Longer Because They are More Intelligent?

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    Re: Do the Wealthy Live Longer Because They are More Intelligent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    I'm not blaming rich people if that is what's going through your head. They pay for their health care and that's good. However, I would like to see more people in the lower class with preventive care, not just emergency room care. If they get covered we can expect them to live longer - assuming they use the care provided to them under a public health plan.
    You have two choices:

    -Force the health care providers to provide their goods and services for free
    -Force people to pay for goods and services that they themselves do not receive.

    You could, I suppose, mix them together and do both.

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    Re: Do the Wealthy Live Longer Because They are More Intelligent?

    I think that proves that it is in nobody's best interest to have a large percentage of the population with little access to good health care.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Do the Wealthy Live Longer Because They are More Intelligent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think that proves that it is in nobody's best interest to have a large percentage of the population with little access to good health care.
    What's a large percentage with little access to good health care? 25%? 50%? What's the percentage of the population with access to adequate health care?

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    Re: Do the Wealthy Live Longer Because They are More Intelligent?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    What's a large percentage with little access to good health care? 25%? 50%? What's the percentage of the population with access to adequate health care?
    US Census Press Releases

    Real median household income remained unchanged between 2003 and 2004 at $44,389, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the nationís official poverty rate rose from 12.5 percent in 2003 to 12.7 percent in 2004. The percentage of the nationís population without health insurance coverage remained stable, at 15.7 percent in 2004. The number of people with health insurance increased by 2.0 million to 245.3 million between 2003 and 2004, and the number without such coverage rose by 800,000 to 45.8 million.

    These findings are contained in the Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2004 [PDF] report. The reportís data were compiled from information collected in the 2005 Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS).
    ERs are not good health care.
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    Re: Do the Wealthy Live Longer Because They are More Intelligent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    US Census Press Releases



    ERs are not good health care.
    thanks. I figured I should have ping'd the census bureau first.


    ERs are good health care, they just aren't preventative health care.

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    Re: Do the Wealthy Live Longer Because They are More Intelligent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think that proves that it is in nobody's best interest to have a large percentage of the population with little access to good health care.
    Good thing that's not the case.

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