Life Expectancy Decreasing in US while Increasing in Other Wealthy Nations

Life Expectancy Decreasing in US while Increasing in Other Wealthy Nations “Potential ExplanationsThe increase in midlife mortality after 1999 was greatly influenced by the increase in fatal drug overdoses. Heroin use increased substantially in the 1960s and 1970s, as did crack cocaine abuse in the 1980s, disproportionately affecting (and criminalizing) the black population.74,75 Mortality from drug […]

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US Spends Double On Healthcare Compared to Similar Nations, But Has Lowest Life Expectancy

US Spends Double On Healthcare Compared to Similar Nations, But Has Lowest Life Expectancy “In 2016, the US spent 17.8% of its gross domestic product on health care, and spending in the other countries ranged from 9.6% (Australia) to 12.4% (Switzerland). The proportion of the population with health insurance was 90% in the US, lower […]

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