Health Care Crisis: U.S. Life Expectency Rising

The Democrats paint the health care system in the U.S. as deeply flawed, unfair, greedy and counter to the needs of most citizens, so I don’t understand how this is possible:

U.S. life expectancy has risen to a new high, now standing at nearly 78 years, the government reported Wednesday.

The increase is due mainly to falling death rates in almost all the leading causes of death. The average life expectancy for babies born in 2007 is nearly three months greater than for children born in 2006.

The “crisis” in this news, from the left’s perspective, is that people are living longer, so there are more people placing a heavier demand on the health care system.

This is where Obamacare will come into play. Incompetent theorist lawyers in charge of health care is sure to lower that average life expectancy at least a few years, which will take a tremendous burden off the system and make for a healthier, happier America!

Author: Doug Powers

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