Friday, January 11, 2013

IOM - Americans Die Young

Live free and die is the message about American health care.  The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences was reportedly surprised to learn that "Younger Americans die earlier and live in poorer health than their counterparts in other developed countries, with far higher rates of death from guns, car accidents and drug addiction."
Book CoverThere should be no surprise: our prevailing anti-tax, anti-government, `private is freedom and public is servitude' ideology means in pracice that the government which governs less governs worse.  Sabrina Tavernise at the Times discusses the new IOM report U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health features an interactive graph.

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