This paper delineates the association between income disparity and diabetes incidence and inequality of diabetes care under a national health insurance (NHI) program in Asia. The paper points out that poverty is associated not only with higher diabetes incidence but also with inequality of diabetes care in a northeast Asian population, despite universal health coverage.
Hsu C-C, Lee C-H, Wahlqvist ML, et al. Poverty Increases Type 2 Diabetes Incidence and Inequality of Care Despite Universal Health Coverage. 2012, Diabetes Care; 35(11):2286-2292. doi:10.2337/dc11-2052.