Thursday, January 10, 2013

America's Health Ranking

Is it really any surprise when the 2012 rankings for world health came out and America is at the bottom or near the bottom?  How can this country continue to delude itself that it has the "best health care in the world" when all of the facts, all of the reports, clearly show otherwise?

The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council issued a 378-page study by a panel of experts that's the first to systematically compare death rates and health measures for people of all ages.  Bottom line:  American men ranked last in life expectancy among the 17 countries in the study, and American women ranked second to last.

Yet America spends two or three times what other industrialized countries spend on health care!