My take on a variety of topics that are shaping the U.S. in the 21st century.
Friday, March 03, 2017
A recent report in The Lancet found that, “Notable among poor-performing countries is the USA whose life expectancy at birth is already lower than most other high-income countries, and is projected to fall further behind, such that its 2030 life expectancy at birth might be similar to the Czech Republic for men, and Croatia and Mexico for women.” There are three primary reasons:
It has the highest infant and maternal mortality rates of any of the countries in the study. It has the highest obesity rate. It is the only country without universal health insurance coverage.