Did you know that the number one predictor of early death is poverty? And that chronic pain has a very high correlation with poverty? If you suffer chronic pain, you're likely to be poor. Simple as that. If your pain starts when you're young, Canada's systems—our not-so-"universal" health care and our so-called social safety net—pretty well ensure that you'll subsist far below the poverty line for the rest of your days. We talk with a man about his pain and the extreme poverty that goes with it.