Jamal Lewis, Business Development at Boston Scientific and board member of Open Cities Health Center gives his perspective on financial health and the need for more robust financial education in schools and the workplace.
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Lower income patient populations and under insured patient populations don’t get the same level of care as our insured counter parts. That’s what we mean about culturally competent. Being able to connect with different cultures wether it’s black, white, hispanic whatever your culture and provide that bridge to good quality health care.
In today’s environment it is important for young students to start thinking about their financial health as well as their regular health.
38% of American have some sort of credit card debt. On average it is over $16,000. Take that forward and look at their retirement accounts 33% of Americans have zero saved for retirement.