Posted 6 months ago on May 24, 2017, 9:18 a.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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Cuba is 32nd, 1 position lower than US in average life expectancy. That is: 79.1 and 79.3 years respectively.
The top income earners in America live 4.5 years longer on average than most, who are a lot closer to the bottom than the top. That fact is missed if all you see is the overall mean life expectancy. My guess is that our median is probably closer to 75 years LE, while Cuba's is closer to 79.
If the median life expectancy is closer to the average in Cuba, does that indicate a more equal income distribution or a society in which health care is the same for everyone, because there's a single payer? If so, that's a strong argument against for profit medicine, especially the big pharma extortionists.
Exercise: similar comparison wrt infant mortality rate.
In Britain, Theresa May calls the austerity cuts to NHS that's been said to be causing 30,000 unnecessary deaths per year, "... living within our means." Of course the cost savings all go into the pockets of the ruling aristocracy and wannabes like May love it. Austerians are hopium addicts.
How many deaths are at the door of the perpetual austerity promoted by Ronald Reagan during his cruel reign of wealth concentration?