Almost 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of debts accrued through healthcare expenses.
A report, published by the World Health Organization and the World Bank on Wednesday, found the poorest and most vulnerable people are routinely forced to choose between healthcare and other necessities for their household, including food and education, subsisting on $1.90 (£1.40) a day.
Researchers found that more than 122 million people around the world are forced to live on $3.10 a day, the benchmark for “moderate poverty”, due to healthcare expenditure. Since 2000, this number has increased by 1.8 million a year.
Outrageous, don’t you think? People are budget constrained?
Poor people more so?
The things that will be revealed to us, eh?