Although the United States spends more on health care than any other country, US residents live shorter and less healthy lives than do people in other developed nations, according to a new report (http://tinyurl.com/a4yzn3o) from the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine. Moreover, the report found that the mortality gap is growing, in large part because of a disproportionately higher rate of early deaths among individuals in the United States before their 50th birthday.
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