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March 29, 2015

Life Expectency Lags in the U.S.

The Incidental Economist notes that life expectancy in the United States fell behind the OECD median in the mid-1980s for men and the early 1990s for women.

“Note, the answer need not point to the health system. But, if it does, it’s not the first chart to show things going awry with it around that time.”

life expectancy at birth


  • S1AMER

    So this means the 47% is shrinking? From the GOP’sperspective, isn’t that a good thing, diminishing the numbers of takers?

  • nanotab

    Please correct spelling of “expectancy” in the title.

  • pitch1934

    We have the best health care that money can buy. That’s the rub. You need the money to buy it.

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