One of the most common claims you hear in the American Healthcare debate is that, while our healthcare might be expensive, we get what you pay for – and America has the finest healthcare delivery system in the world.
If that’s the case, then why is it that we’re 45th(!) internationally in life expectancy?
If that’s the case, why is that while almost every other nation in the world is seeing life expectancy increase, in America that number is stagnant, and in parts of the country, for the first time ever, decreasing?
Here’s an NBC piece which ran yesterday that gives the details of the new studies on American life expectancy that are just starting to be released. Do watch it if you didn’t see it last night.
ht to Kendall Harmon for digging out the direct link.