Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by Toro, Jan 6, 2010.
FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Healthcare Spending and Life Expectancy
Shooting for non sequitur of the week?
Just supplying information.
We spend much more than any other country and yet our life expectancy is below the majority of countries that spend less.
Am I reading that right?
What you're supplying is a stale non sequitur used by partisan hacks.
Americans spend lots of money on medical procedures that have nothing whatsoever to do with life expectancy. Moreover, lifestyle choices (i.e. chronic overeating) have far more to do with life expectancy, than what the society as a whole spends on medical services.
You're way smarter than this, dude.
Murder of young people may play a part as well. Bloods and Crips have a low life expectancy.
So you are saying we should outlaw guns?
Or end the idiotic "war" on (some) drugs and defund the hoodlums.
My, my, aren't we defensive. Somebody might say that that response is partisan. Not me, of course...
That regression line is a pretty close fit. That's a helluva lot of tummy tucks and meals at IHOP to produce such a significant outlier as that.
I think you and I both know there's more to it than that.
Why some? End it on all drugs.
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