November 30, 2019
A new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association relates that more Americans are dying at younger ages despite greater spending on health care in the U.S. than in any other country. Mortality and life expectancy rates for Americans between the ages of 25 and 64 are getting worse, with increases in suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related liver disease, among other factors. The study estimated that there were 33,000 excess midlife deaths between 2010 and 2017, and the negative trend was found across gender, race and ethnicity.
I don’t know what the solution is, but I think I can identify the problem.