How Can the U.S. Be Last in Such an Important Measure?

U.S. Health Worse than Nearly All Other Industrialized Nations.

Bloomberg recently reported that the last-place health ranking of the United States among 17 wealthy countries (based on a U.S. study of health outcomes).

Americans spend $2.7 trillion every year, more than any other nation, on healthcare costs.

Yet, America fares badly in a comparison of health measures in rich countries. Here is a chart from the Economist reporting similar results.


130120 UnHealthy Outcomes 

America is obviously doing something wrong. But what, exactly, is the question.


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  1. It’s clear what’s happening here. We are dying of injuries as we rush to pay for our health care. Truly, are we running ourselves ragged, funding our attempt to stay alive, to be immortal?

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