Is it time to rethink health care in the US, YET????
Americans have a shorter life expectancy and higher rate of injury and disease than citizens of other industrialized countries. A 2011 report showed that the US ranked 50th in life expectancy. In most health issues (infant mortality, teenage pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease, chronic lung disease, disability, obesity, diabetes, drug-related deaths, homicides, injuries, and HIV/AIDS), the US is either at the bottom or near the bottom of the list of industrialized nations.
Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, January 2013
Canadians, on the other hand, at least make it into the top ten for life expectancy. They are are #9 at 81.5 years. Those above Canada include places you wouldn’t think of, like Andorra, San Marino, Singapore, and Monaco at #1 with 89.7 years. There is another index related to the proportion of your life that is spent in relatively good health which puts Canadians at #6 and the US at #17 of the top ten industrialized peer nations.