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We Asked Bill Gates: Do You Need To Be Rich To Be Healthy?

This video is in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates. You can check out the Gates Annual Letter here: http://b-gat.es/2Cfph0j

Thanks to Bill and Melinda Gates for their financial support. Thanks also to our supporters on https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth and our YouTube sponsors.

No matter how wealthy a country is, there’s a lot it can do to improve the health of its citizens.
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Credits (and Twitter handles):
Script Writer: Bill Gates
Script Editor: Alex Reich (@alexhreich)
Video Illustrator: Jesse Agar
Video Director: Alex Reich (@alexhreich)
Video Narrator: Bill Gates & Emily Elert
With Contributions From: Henry Reich, Kate Yoshida, Ever Salazar, Emily Elert, Peter Reich, David Goldenberg
Music by: Nathaniel Schroeder: http://www.soundcloud.com/drschroeder

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References:

Bolt, J., Timmer, M., & van Zanden, J. L. 2014. “GDP per capita since 1820”, in van Zanden, et al. (eds.), How Was Life?: Global Well-being since 1820, OECD Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264214262-7-en

Life expectancy over time estimated from: https://github.com/open-numbers/ddf–gapminder–life_expectancy

Countries that developed insurance systems found in: https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/theimpactofhealthinsurance_fulltext.pdf

Thanks also to Dr. Shyam Deshpande and Dr. Tracy Seimears

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