Why Is the United States So Sick?

The director of a massive new study says: “It’s almost everything.”
By Laudan Aron for Slate |Posted Sunday, July 21, 2013

In the wake of a startling report highlighting the United States’ poor health compared with other wealthy nations, the report’s director searches for answers.

Americans die younger and experience more injury and illness than people in other rich nations, despite spending almost twice as much per person on health care. That was the startling conclusion of a major report released earlier this year by the U.S. National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine.