Tuesday, December 8, 2015
HUNGER COSTS US $160 BILLION IN HEALTH CARE COSTS
Bread for the World, a Christian advocacy group, reports that food insecurity and hunger in the U.S. adds $160 billion to national health care spending, although the number is most likely an underestimate. About one in six Americans (50 million people) are hungry or food insecure on a sustained basis, the group notes, a number that has remained “stubbornly high” since 2008, in spite of the economic recovery.
Religion News, 11/23/15, Hunger & Health Care Cost