Posted by: emjb | October 15, 2005

Reasons for rage

I will let the quotes speak for themselves. From this UN report.

…Malaysia—a country with an average income one-quarter that of the United States— has achieved the same infant mortality rate as the United States (figure 1). And the Indian state of Kerala has an urban infant death rate lower than that for African Americans in Washington, DC….

…A baby boy from a family in the top 5% of the US income distribution will enjoy a life span 25% longer than a boy born in the bottom 5%….

…The Institute of Medicine estimates that at least 18,000 Americans die prematurely each year solely because they lack health insurance. Being born into an uninsured household increases the probability of death before age 1 by about 50%….


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