US Life expectancy down again

I suppose this is one way to get a handle on the high costs of health care for the elderly.

https://rethinking65.com/2022/04/16/u-s-life-expectancy-drop…
Americans on average are now expected to live for 76.99 years from 78.86 years in 2019, according to the study, which looked at national death and population counts in 2019 and 2020 to calculate the mortality rate ratio.

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Woolf said Americans die at higher rates because of heart disease, diabetes and dozens of other conditions. The lack of universal healthcare, income and educational inequality, and less healthy physical and social environments also contributed.

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I suppose this is one way to get a handle on the high costs of health care for the elderly.

https://rethinking65.com/2022/04/16/u-s-life-expectancy-drop…
Americans on average are now expected to live for 76.99 years from 78.86 years in 2019, according to the study, which looked at national death and population counts in 2019 and 2020 to calculate the mortality rate ratio.

/snip

Woolf said Americans die at higher rates because of heart disease, diabetes and dozens of other conditions. The lack of universal healthcare, income and educational inequality, and less healthy physical and social environments also contributed.

Vs your much nicer neighbours to the north who are expected to hang around much longer using up all that not free single payer healthcare money?

Canada Life Expectancy 1950-2022 | MacroTrendshttps://[www.macrotrends.net](http://www.macrotrends.net) › countries › CAN › life-e...
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2022 82.81 0.180%
2021 82.66 0.180%
2020 82.52 0.180%

Anymouse

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Vs your much nicer neighbours to the north who are expected to hang around much longer using up all that not free single payer healthcare money?

They are living under socialism. We are shiny. Better dead than red!
/sarcasm

Steve…in Shinyland, where ideology supersedes facts

If you have money and can live well, then you live what an average 15 years longer in the US. In other words your odds of seeing your 90s goes way up.

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then you live what an average 15 years longer in the US.

NOTE I think that was in comparison to poorer Americans. Not to the averages.

Woolf said Americans die at higher rates because of heart disease, diabetes and dozens of other conditions.

The difference occurs early in life – infant mortality, etc.

For example, for a 25-year old Canadian male, the remaining life expectancy was 52.6 years compared to 52.3 years south of the border.
www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1310013401
www.annuityadvantage.com/resources/life-expectancy-tables/

DB2

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Being rich is like curing cancer.

http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/health/

The gaps between the rich and the poor are growing rapidly over time. From 2001-2014, the richest Americans gained approximately 3 years in longevity, but the poorest Americans experienced no gains.

The gains in lifespan for the rich are the equivalent of curing cancer; the CDC estimates that eliminating all cancer deaths would increase average lifespans by 3.2 years.

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