Americans Have Poorer Health?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Americans Have Poorer Health?
Fri, 01-11-2013 - 9:07am

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is falling behind 16 other affluent nations in terms of the health and safety of its populace, and even younger Americans are not spared this sobering fact.

According to a new report, people living in the United States die sooner, get sicker and sustain more injuries than those in other high-income countries, such as Japan and Australia.

Even younger Americans with health insurance are prone to injuries and ill health, according to the report, released Wednesday by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_132924.html

Does this surprise you? How can we even begin to address the problem?