Those whose still think the US is "great" ought to read this:
Life expectancy at birth will continue to climb substantially for residents of industrialized nations - but not in the United States, where minimal gains will soon put life spans on par with those in Mexico and the Czech Republic, according to an extensive analysis released Tuesday.
South Korean women and Hungarian men are projected to make the largest overall gains (with South Koreans second among males). There is a better-than-even chance that South Korean women will live to an average of 90 years old by 2030, which would be the first time a population will break the 90-year barrier, according to the research published in The Lancet.
Not so in the United States. “Notable among poor-performing countries is the USA,” the researchers wrote, “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.”
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We pay the MOST for health care, but have some of the poorest outcomes. Why is that?
By the way, could it be that US life expectancy equals that of Mexico because the majority of births in the US are to women of Mexican descent?