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      Is inadequate health care why US life expectancy, already low, is projected to be on par with Mexico by 2030?

      The United States, which has lagged behind other developed nations in life expectancy as well as health care, is due to become on a par with less developed nations in a bit over a decade. It is on course to have the lowest life expectancy levels of all the wealthier countries worldwide.

      The World Health Care Organization and Imperial College London published an important study that found that chronic disease, and higher homicide and maternal and child mortality, along with lack of universal health care, are the probable causes for the United States' lower life expectancy rates.

      The Trump regime's proposed attack on our country's health care system, nutrition programs, and food and water protections, are likely to have the effect of speeding those projections up.

      We should be planning to be at least as healthy as other developed nations, not falling even further behind in the care of our people due to the faulty, inadequate health care system which is currently being proposed by Trump and the GOP.

      "the U.S. was found to be on course for the lowest average life expectancy levels of all the rich countries worldwide"

      Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 | 4:11 AM ET (edited for length and relevance)

      The poor levels of life expectancy in the U.S. against other rich nations has been laid bare in a new report, which predicts that minimal gains over the coming years will see the country have similar rates to Mexico by the year 2030.

      In general, global life expectancy is on track to increase by the year 2030, according to the study released on Monday, but the U.S. is predicted to continue to lag behind its peers .

      Notable among poor-performing countries is the USA, whose life expectancy at birth is already lower than most other high-income countries, and is projected to fall further behind such that its 2030 life expectancy at birth might be similar to the Czech Republic for men, and Croatia and Mexico for women," the study, published in the U.K. medical journal Lancet, said.

      The research – undertaken by the World Health Organization and Imperial College London - assessed life expectancy rates of 35 developed countries across the globe. . . .the U.S. was found to be on course for the lowest average life expectancy levels of all the rich countries worldwide. The study predicted an average age of 83.3 for women and 79.5 for men by 2030, not dissimilar to levels forecast in Mexico and Croatia. Current levels are 76.5 for men in the U.S. and 81.2 women, according to the study.

      {The study maintains that ]". . . the poor recent and projected U.S. performance is at least partly due to high and inequitable mortality from chronic diseases and it is the only country without universal health insurance."

      The research described how the U.S. has the highest child and maternal mortality, homicide rate, and body-mass index of any high-income country.

      "Places that perform well do so by investing in their health system and making sure it reaches everyone," Ezzati said. "This (study) shows that even if there is a limit to longevity, we are nowhere near it … We should be planning for more life," he concluded.

      http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/22/us-life-expectancy

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          opie
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          The short answer is yes.

          After years and decades of people not going to the doctor when they needed to, or at signs of first onset, their problems either got worse and shortened their lives, or they died way sooner. Those early deaths certainly impacted the math.

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              There are two reasons for this: Limitation of the access to medical care and the lack of limitations of the access to guns. In other words, the causes are : The GOP and the NRA.

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                  I am listening to this committee hearing live now on NPR. It is also live on National Public Radio. Now I can listen on radio and flit around all the discussions here lol.

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