The Lancet devotes special issue to growing U.S. health inequality

Leading British medical journal The Lancet has published a series of papers exploring persistent and growing health inequality in the United States. The series was published in the April 8, 2017 issue of The Lancet, and was curated by PNHP co-founders Drs. David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler, along with Dr. Samuel Dickman.

“America: equity and equality in health” explores the effects of racial segregation, mass incarceration, economic inequality, and a lack of universal health care in the U.S. It comes at an important time in the national health care debate, as policymakers are grappling with the failure of the GOP “repeal and replace” bill, the American Health Care Act, and citizens are demanding a better health care system; one that addresses the gaps that remain after implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Below, you can access links to the series papers; various interviews and events; national media coverage of the series; and an extensive infographic.

To read PNHP’s news release on the series, click here. The full series can be accessed for free (registration required) at


Read the full articles here.