Life expectancy declines for some in US

Significant declines were concentrated in Appalachia, the Southeast, Texas, the southern Midwest and along the Mississippi River. Life expectancy increases were mainly in the Northeast and on the Pacific Coast.

“What’s driving the disparity is the worsening of the worst off”

Medical care in those areas is probably already substandard plus the people who live there may not be able to afford health insurance.

We need quality, reasonably priced health care for all. Most industrialized countries already have this. So why doesn’t the US?

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