Life expectancy

Ronald Bailey on HuffPost Live at 5:00 pm EST, Talking Low U.S. Life Expectancy

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Americans have fewer birthdays.

I am scheduled to talk at around 5:00 pm this afternoon with three or four other nice people at HuffPost Live about the new Institute of Medicine report, U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health that finds relative to many other developed countries Americans have shorter life expectancies and worse health outcomes. Go here at 5-ish today to listen in on the show, "American Health Near the Bottom of Developed Nations."

Although it needs a bit of updating, for some background see my 2008 column, "Accidents, Murders, Preemies, Fat and U.S. Life Expectancy."