Originally shared by Colin Sullender
This interactive map from the +NYTimes depicts the plight of poor Americans and the effect that location has on their life expectancy. Based on data from a recent Journal of the American Medical Association publication, the gap in life spans between the rich and poor has widened between 2001 and 2014. The richest 1% of Americans live almost 15 years longer than the poorest 1%. In large cities this discrepancy is severely diminished whereas more rural areas have life expectancies comparable to that of countries like Rwanda.