These serious health inequalities do not arise
by chance, and they cannot be attributed simply to
genetic makeup, ‘bad’, unhealthy behaviour, or difficulties
in access to medical care, important as those
factors may be. Social and economic differences in
health status reflect, and are caused by, social and
economic inequalities in society.
I agree, I\’ve only skimmed the summary, but I see no reference at all to the counter proposition. Even to reject it. That ill people become poor because they are ill rather than that poor people become ill because they are poor.
I don\’t claim that this is the be all and end all of the subject: I would claim that it does in fact happen though.
And not to consider it seems, well, umm, something of a failure in the review actually.
In fact, if I were the Minister receiving such a report I would be shouting at people, demanding to know why they hadn\’t at least considered this, if only to reject it as an explanation.