Among 'rich' countries, U.S. health poorer, lives shorter

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  • Casey Ryback Chapel Hill, NC
    Jan. 27, 2013 6:44 a.m.

    To be clear: IOM/NAS is controlled by the Harvard crowd (D).

    FACT: USA does more dope, booze, unwed mothers, and crazy behavior than any other country. That is NOT in dispute.

    Dear Harvard: please use facts, they will set you free. We, the working class, refuse to listen to fact-deniers (i.e., Michael Moore, Barack Obama, Charles Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Barney Frank, the Kennedys, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, et. al).

    Thank you. Have a nice (D) day.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Jan. 12, 2013 6:23 p.m.

    The way for Americans to have better health is to improve diet and lifestyle. We should eat more vegetables, grains and unprocessed food. We should get more exercise, primarily by being out getting things done. We should also get rid of our leaders who do nothing to curtail drug traffic. Parents need to help children with all the above and with understanding the damage that alcohol and tobacco can inflict. We also need to tell Hollywood to take a flying leap and come up with better entertainment, without the vast injection of violence into so much of what viewers see (I don't, but worry about my descendants, and do my best to guide them to better options, yet I know what I do is significantly inadequate). We can do much better, and largely without a massive government health care scheme.

  • rapaz11 Sitka, AK
    Jan. 12, 2013 2:12 p.m.

    If this doesn't prove that we need health care reform, I don't know what does or ever will.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 12, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    Obvious liberal lies. The US has the greatest and by far the most expensive healthcare in the world.