𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝙁𝘼𝙎𝙏. What’s the biggest US “health story” from 2022? Ask just about any “man/woman on the street” that question, and COVID-19 will once again be the knee jerk response you will likely get back. But that is short sighted at best. Stand back and look at the big picture, and the right answer, unfortunately, is the reality that US life expectancy reached its lowest point in 26 years! And when you check out the attached Forbes URL, you will have even more troubling insights. Like this dip is not a blip. It’s a trend, starting with stagnant life expectancy from 2012-2019. AND. Our life expectancy is significantly worse than countries that spend much less than we do on health care. AND. Causation here is multifactorial, ranging from gun violence to underinsurance to poor maternal health to lack of physician access.
And at the bottom line, the Forbes article offers up little hope that this is all going to turn around and go rosy in the near future. Put another way, if the problem is multifactorial, the solution is going to need to be multifactorial. And coordinated.
Somebody better get this started! Maybe you can help. At least get up to speed by going to:
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