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Old 04-09-2013, 02:29 PM   #135

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Originally Posted by Kaylore View Post
Since when does spending on health care = greater life expectancy? That is exactly what is WRONG with health care in this country; wasting money on the symptoms.
Life expectancy is just about the worst 'measure' you could design for health care.

Another point worth making is that people die for other reasons than health. For example, people die because of car accidents and violent crime. A few years back, Robert Ohsfeldt of Texas A&M and John Schneider of the University of Iowa asked the obvious question: what happens if you remove deaths from fatal injuries from the life expectancy tables? Among the 29 members of the OECD, the U.S. vaults from 19th place to…you guessed it…first. Japan, on the same adjustment, drops from first to ninth.
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