A 360° Discussion of Foreign, National and Local Policy Issues

May 20: Declining Life Expectancy in the US

We’ll discuss life expectancy in the US vs. historical trends and vs. other, similar countries.

  • What’s driving the divergence between US life expectancy and the similar statistic on other countries? Differences in…
    • Health care?
    • Lifestyle?
    • Obesity, diabetes, etc.?
    • Drug addiction/abuse?
    • Mental health?
    • Risk-taking?
    • Economic differentials?
    • What else?
  • And what should we do (if anything) to close the gap vs. our peer countries?

Here are a few articles to get you going:


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