Healthcare is a basic human right.

Yet those living in poverty are least likely to have access to quality care.


Compared to higher-income Americans, low-income people face greater barriers to accessing medical care. They are less likely to have health insurance, receive new drugs and technologies, and have ready access to primary and specialty care. Low-income workers are more likely to be employed by organizations that do not offer health benefits: Less than one-third of low-income workers obtain health insurance through their employer, compared to nearly 60 percent of higher-income workers. Even after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more than twenty-seven million Americans remain uninsured—the majority of whom are low-income people. Those without health insurance are less likely to have a regular source of medical care and more likely to forgo care because of cost concerns. - Health Affairs

The average life expectancy in our neighborhood is 13 years less than that of Buckhead.

Families living in poverty have a higher risk of Chronic Disease, such as Diabetes, which they are twice as likely to develop.

Mental Health issues are five times more prevalent in individuals living in poverty.

That's why there is Good Samaritan Health Center is working to remove the barriers preventing low-income families from obtaining access to quality healthcare in the Atlanta area. Providing full circle of health services including medical, dental, mental, nutrition and health education we are helping to reverse the healthcare gap in our community and set families on a path to achieving long-term health. It's working.

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