Basic health care is often out of reach for millions of Australians still living in poverty
Poverty and ill health are frequent companions. This is relatively easy to establish in poor societies where the living standards of people are so low that the problems of ill health “can be laid fairly directly at the door of poverty”.1 However, the evidence linking low income to poor health is also accumulating in wealthy nations, including Australia.2
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