Sunday, August 12, 2007

US Life Expectancy 42nd in the World

Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries.

For decades, the United States has been slipping in international rankings of life expectancy, as other countries improve health care, nutrition and lifestyles.

Countries that surpass the U.S. include Japan and most of Europe, as well as Jordan, Guam and the Cayman Islands.

"Something's wrong here when one of the richest countries in the world, the one that spends the most on health care, is not able to keep up with other countries," said Dr. Christopher Murray, head of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.



Blogger Timmy said...

dirty fat americans!

August 13, 2007  
Blogger John Good said...

the one that spends the most on health care

The KEY here is how, on what, and to whom this money is being spent.

Corporatocrisy at it's finest. . .

August 15, 2007  

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