|Because God calls us to care about others:
Missions & Social Justice Team is offering education information about how our faith connects to various social concerns. Each month they will focus on a specific topic and each week will focus on a different faith lens to view that topic. This month is Health Care.
What do the facts say about Health Care?
– In 2007, illness and medical bills contributed to 67% of American bankruptcies.
– In 2012, the per capita spending on health care in the United States was $8,745, which was 42% higher than the second-highest per capita spending (Norway) and almost 90% higher than many other industrialized nations.
– Life expectancy at birth in 2015 was 50 years in Somalia vs. 83 in Switzerland.
See the complete Faith & Facts cards here: https://www.umcjustice.org/documents/19 and https://www.umcjustice.org/documents/16