MyRandomName: Liberal statistics are always farking awful.Normalize the countries by racial makeup and get back to me.Also normalize it by obesity.Taking a comparison between radically different population sets is beyond dumb.
Rik01: where you didn't have to take out a lone to buy meat, fresh fruit, veggies or fish.
chuckufarlie: how many countries above the US on that list have socialized medicine?
BgJonson79: Really? Are you REALLY trying to compare the SW of the USA to Quebec? That's funny ;-)
Stone Meadow: You're ignoring another BIG difference: racial makeup. The US is about 66% white, 12% black, 8% Hispanic, 4% Asian, 3% Native American, and so on. LinkCanada is 80% white, 13% Asian, 4% First Nations and 2.5% black. LinkTo put those numbers in perspective, the US has more blacks than Canada has total population. And Canada's population is 93% from the longest living races, while the US's is just 70%. Yeah, you have socialized medicine, but normalize for race and I'll bet there isn't much if any difference in longevity between our two countries.
KiltedBastich: No one has ever shown any significant difference in lifespan according to race that is not adequately explained by cultural differences like diet and lifestyle.
squeez cheez: I have seen arguments in the past that USA's aggressive attention to trying to save premature births, many of which do not survive their first year, brings total life expectancy down. It is not mentioned here, and I don't know how much impact there is if any. Would like to see some data in that regard, or methodology of this study relating to deaths within the first year.
dletter: I'd be interested to see the U.S.'s life expectancy in the "Households above 50k" vs. "Households making below 50k" categories, or based on net worth splits.
Jim_Callahan: Look, I'm all for single-payer health care, but bad argument is bad
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