Health care disparities in the United States are costing American workers their jobs, according to a new study.
The study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley found that health care costs and economic distress have a greater impact on economic well-being than health care spending itself.
The authors of the study said the findings were in line with the findings of previous research.
The researchers found that people who earn less than $25,000 per year are twice as likely to experience unemployment, with those who earn more than $50,000 three times more likely.
A person earning less than that income would have to earn less $20,000 a year to meet the federal poverty line for a family of four, the researchers found.
“Health care is a critical component of our economy.
It’s not a luxury,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Steven W. Johnson, a professor of health policy and economics at UC Berkeley.
“It is one of the key parts of our economic fabric.”
The researchers looked at the effects of two measures of economic well being, health care expenditures and economic hardship.
The first was a measure called “Hospital Insurance and Medical Services Expenses,” which takes into account all health care services and costs in the health care system, including hospitalizations, hospitalization expenses, prescription drug costs, hospital admissions, emergency room admissions and outpatient care.
The second was the measure called a “Disability Insurance Expenses” measure, which takes in the cost of medical equipment and services for individuals with disabilities, which include medical care for those with disabilities and medical treatment for the mentally ill.
The economists looked at data from the 2010-2014 National Health Interview Survey, which provides information on people’s health and health care needs, for the years 2010 to 2014.
The study’s authors looked at how health care expenses and economic hardships affected the overall economic wellbeing of the U.S. population.
It found that having a job increased economic well be in line of the federal minimum wage.
They also found that the number of people living in poverty was lower in 2014 than it was in 2010.
The cost of healthcare also rose more in 2014.
The U.N. Economic Commission on Human Development (ECHD) found that a person with income below $30,000 is two to four times more than the minimum wage, and a person earning more than that is twice as much.
The number of workers who were uninsured or underinsured rose in 2014 to a record level of nearly 22 million, or about 9 percent of the population, according the report.
The authors said the data supports a new theory of health care inequity, called the “Hare-Clark Theory of Health.”
The authors wrote that this theory suggests that health disparities in health care are driven by the health status of the poor.
For instance, people with incomes of $50 or $60,000 in the bottom 20 percent of families were two to three times as likely as those in the top 20 percent to be uninsured, while people in the middle quintile had a three to four-fold higher likelihood of being uninsured.
The authors found that healthcare expenses and hardship were negatively related to job tenure, although the authors noted that it was unclear why this relationship held true.
The report said the researchers expected to see further research into the role of healthcare expenses on job tenure.
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