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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Drop in US Life Expectancy Rankings

The Associated Press reports on the latest survey of Life Expectancy rankings - the US ranks 41.  Here is ThinkProgess' take on the survey results:

The AP reports that while Americans are living longer than ever, they are not living as long as people in 41 other countries, including Japan, Guam, Jordan, and most nations in Europe. “A baby born in the United States in 2004 will live an average of 77.9 years. That life expectancy ranks 42nd, down from 11th two decades earlier.”

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A New York Times editorial today writes that the “disturbing truth” is that “by an array of pertinent yardsticks, the United States is a laggard not a leader in providing good medical care.”

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