Sunday, August 12, 2007

What was that you were saying about our great health here in America?

U.S. Life Span Shorter
Saturday August 11, 2007 8:01 PM
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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. ...Researchers said several factors have contributed to the United States falling behind other industrialized nations. A major one is that 45 million Americans lack health insurance, while Canada and many European countries have universal health care, they say...

Well, Lott, tell us again how great "free market" economics is at providing life span and health care to people? Because from where I'm sitting, it looks more like the greedy bloodsucking profiteering at the expense of people's God-given right to healthcare is making us worse off, not better.

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