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Old 12-05-2018, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Although I'd love to see a UHC in this country, you people are missing the point. The point is that drug overdoses and suicides are what is lowering the US life expectancy. It's not "lack of preventive care" (which is pretty well covered by the ACA) and which most people don't understand anyway. The big issue is the increase in deaths of young adults, 25-44. When you're doing an "average" a lot of deaths at a young age impacts the number.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Although I'd love to see a UHC in this country, you people are missing the point. The point is that drug overdoses and suicides are what is lowering the US life expectancy. It's not "lack of preventive care" (which is pretty well covered by the ACA) and which most people don't understand anyway. The big issue is the increase in deaths of young adults, 25-44. When you're doing an "average" a lot of deaths at a young age impacts the number.
This.

I'd love to see the same numbers run for people ate 60+. By then, the drug overdoses, suicides, risky behaviors, etc., have probably flushed themselves out.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:36 AM
 
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I'd love to see the same numbers run for people ate 60+. By then, the drug overdoses, suicides, risky behaviors, etc., have probably flushed themselves out.
I said that in post #54.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Australia
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Life expectancy at 60 | Data | Global AgeWatch Index 2015

The gaps are narrower but the pattern is much the same. Note that the dozen or so countries below Japan have the same figure.
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Old Today, 06:47 AM
Status: "It's Fun Having A New Puppy:)" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I don't understand the direction this thread has gone. The CDC says the decline is due to deaths of 25-44 year olds due to drug deaths and suicides.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cdc-us-...-and-suicides/

That is a sad statistic. I do wonder though if it is a combination of stress for that age group and the lack of skills to deal with life. That age group overall has had a cushy upbringing. Some of them have been very protected, spoiled, babied and sheltered. "Not all" but quite a few and maybe they just aren't prepared to deal with the hardships that life can throw at us and they can't handle it.
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