US Health: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health

A New National Research Council report, “US Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health” lays it out. Can’t be clearer than this. While so many people suffer and the Right harangues about entitlements, the dirty not-so-secret secret is that Americans pay way more for far worse healthcare.

“The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although Americans’ life expectancy and health have improved over the past century, these gains have lagged behind those in other high-income countries. this health disadvantage prevails even though the United States spends far more per person on health care than any other nation.”

This human rights issue is a major economic and cultural time bomb. Please do call me a socialist.

~ by Thom on January 10, 2013.

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