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Health Care Costs Push A Staggering Number Of People Into Extreme Poverty

And half the world's population doesn't even have access to essential health services, according to a report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

There's new — and shocking — evidence about the toll that health care costs are taking on the world's most vulnerable. pulished in the journal this week by the World Bank and the World Health Organization estimates that each year more than 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty in order to pay for health services — meaning that after covering their health bills, their

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