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“The U.S. spends far more per capita on health care than other high-income countries, yet the nation has fallen in relative standing because it has the worst health outcomes.” As the report title aptly states, "U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health."
The U.S. Health Disadvantage: A Crisis That We Must Address Togethe...
The Huffington Post, Claire Pomeroy, 01/22/2013
A new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine provides a bleak outlook for the country's health. The report shocked many Americans and confirmed the worst fears of others. The U.S. has a three-decade long protracted and pervasive "health disadvantage" that causes Americans to die and suffer from injury and illness at "rates that are demonstrably unnecessary." The report is more than a call for public- and private-sector action; it is a call for awareness among all Americans that the nation's health and economic wellbeing are dangerously at risk. It is time to come together to end the downward trajectory of the country's health status!