Don't believe news reports—we're healthier, richer, and safer than ever before.
Largely due to increases in opioid overdose deaths
Lack of single payer hasn't seemed to hinder superior progress made in terms of life expectancy gains in the U.S. since UN records start in 1960.
Americans would save some money now, but at the long-run cost of sicker and shorter lives
An estimated 111,000 excess premature deaths occurred in white individuals between 1999 and 2014
Good news: Cancer mortality rate has dropped from its peak of 215.1 (per 100,000 population) in 1991 to 166.4 in 2012.
Male life expectancy dropped 0.2 of a year; female life expectancy was 0.1 of a year lower.
Who wants to live to be a 100? Someone who is 99 years old. Especially if he feels like a 25 year-old.
There's never been a better time to be alive
Go find out at "Your Life In Numbers" over at the Human Progress program at the Cato Institute
Over the past century, the prospects and circumstances of most of humanity have spectacularly improved
Dictatorships may value literacy as much as democracies, but they value life a lot less.
Rich men average 12 years longer; rich women average 10 years more.
Drugs, suicide, and liver disease responsible for 500,000 extra deaths since 1999.
Global life expectancy up more than six years too.
We haven't achieved utopia, but a new website documents the enormous progress humanity has made, especially over the last two centuries