Every time I see statistics comparing average lifespans amoung countries, why is the USA so far down the list???
I don't think it as much to do with availabillity of healthcare so much to do with getting off their fat butts and stopping the bad habits. It is hard to give up french fries and all that greasy crap. It is hard to start a running program. It is hard to start an exercise program.
It is a lot easier to go to the doctor, say you're doing all of the above when you're not and go back home, flop on the sofa and eat a bucket of KFC.
How do I know? I listen to my Mom talk and then do the above.
Then I tell her I'm going for a run and she can't understand how I do it or why.
So, she has high cholestrol and all kinds of other issues.
Just like all millions of other Americans who sit on their butts and justify eating a multi-vitamin and say that walking to the car in the parking lot counts as exercise.