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  • Steven Corn

Life Expectancy & Infant Mortality In The U.S. (Not So Great)

As people are choosing their health insurance for 2019, I thought it be interesting to reflect on a couple of very worrisome statistics.

Life Expectancy:

Last year, I posted about how the U.S. life expectancy fell for the second year in a row. This is a sad reflection on our society and healthcare system. We spend more per capita than any other nation and the results are miserable. We're not even close to the top of the list in life expectancy.

Yes, we are ranked 43rd in overall life expectancy!

Infant Mortality Rate:

So you may wonder how we are doing with infant mortality rates and guess that we're doing pretty well. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Even with all of the wonderful neonatal technology at our disposal, there are still 55 countries ahead of us in this metric.

No wonder healthcare is the single most important issue to voters today. With all of our money, expertise and technology, we are simply not succeeding.


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