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Us Health care is killing the kids

Business insider has a series called "50 Depressing Facts About The Healthcare System That Will Make You Beg For Reform"

US health Care is killing the kids

Slide 8 : American kids are three times as likely to be prescribed antidepressants than kids in Europe.

Slide 12: A quarter of America's children have untreated tooth decay or cavities.

Slide 15: 30,000 infants die in the U.S. each year.

Slide 26: Hispanics kids are half as likely to see doctors as Americans -- and many other discrepancies in care are based on demographics.

Slide 41: America's infant mortality rate is 87% higher than France's.

Slide 43: The United States ranks 43rd in lowest infant mortality rate, down from 12th in 1960.

The outcomes are inferior


America has a worse health system based on outcomes than :

Slide 17:  More than a quarter of Texans don't have access to affordable health care. 100% of Mexicans do.

Slide 28: The (continental) US is ranked lower than Puerto Rico in life expectancy.

The cost is excessive

America spends $7,290 per capita on health care, far more than other countries.

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The rest of the 51 slides show evidence of waste, inefficiency and ineffectiveness, almost as bad. Check them out at Business Insider:

www.businessinsider.com/whats-wrong-with...



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