USA Life Expectancies Are Not Supersized

According to this Washington Post article:
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.
I wonder what those folks that are against socialized medicine might say about this report? Maybe Mike Huckabee is right when he says that our real problem is lifestyle?


  1. We truly are blessed to live in a country where the greatest health problem experienced among our poorest people is obesity.


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