Mature Market Experts Stat of The Day: 5 Truths about U.S. Health Care

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Discrepancies among life expectancy in the mature market? “Despite its vast medical resources, the U.S. ranks just 34th in life expectancy, at 77.9 years. That number masks the large disparities that exist within the U.S. On average, Asian-American women live the longest-88.8 years- while African-American men have the shortest lives, 69.4 years.”

Source: Time Magazine

Excellent graphics from Time Magazine on how long we live.

Tom Peter’s PowerPoint ties into this same subject. I published this last week, but it’s worth posting again. It took Tom ten years to build this PowerPoint! Tons of interesting stats . . . I don’t agree with everything Tom says but this is well worth reading.

Note: My take on this subject is that while we can make many, many, many improvements to our health care system, it’s still the best one in the world. Unfortunately, we also have the worst health habits (diet, exercise, stress). Until we start taking better care of ourselves and demanding better food choices, we will be fighting an uphill battle. Boomers will lead the charge for healthier choices . . . those that provide them these options will reap the rewards!

I think my TR Mann Consulting teammate Dr. Gary Applebaum’s take on this subject is a balanced take on the subject: Sick Care – Part 1 and Sick Care – Part 2.

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