Consider we are the richest country on the face of the earth, but we seem to be going backwards when it comes to health insurance. The U.S. has dropped an astounding 21 spots in life expectancy in recent years according to the Smithsonian Institute. With our current health care system in disarray, we now trail 25 countries in health rankings. Our expected life spans have gone down- compare us to Japan where average life span is now 84 years and we are currently at 79 years. Unless things change babies born in 2040 cannot expect to live much longer than that.
When you think about what wonderful machines our bodies are the current situation in care doesn’t seem to be what the good Lord intended it to be. It’s amazing to consider our lungs contain a surface area as large as a tennis court, our bodies give off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring a half gallon of water to a boil. Our human brain cells hold five times the information found in a set of encyclopedias, so why can’t we figure out what to do?
All we have are arguments about Medicare for all, State run Medicare eliminating private insurance, elimination of the ACA and replacing with….what? On and on and on.
Arguments but no answers and we must demand that something be done to keep all our wonderful components alive and thriving with good health, and our life spans increasing, not the other way around.
OUR WONDERFUL U.S.A. SHOULD BE LEADING THE WORLD IN GOOD HEALTH CARE, NOT FALLING IN HELPING FOLKS STAY HEALTHY IS NOT THE ANSWER!