Some parts of the US are in worse shape than others...
Americans live shorter lives than citizens of almost every other developed nation, according to a report from several US charities.
The report found that the US ranked 42nd in the world for life expectancy despite spending more on health care per person than any other country.
Overall, the American Human Development Report ranked the world's richest country 12th for human development.The study looked at US government data on health, education and income.
"Some Americans are living anywhere from 30 to 50 years behind others when it comes to issues we all care about: health, education and standard of living.Yehaaaw! Connecticut is #1 among the members of this 12th ranked country in the world! And a mighty 42nd for life expectancy, to boot! Isn't this kind of like winning the lipstick on a pig prize? (Apologies to Mississippi mud lovers)
"For example, the state human development index shows that people in last-ranked Mississippi are living 30 years behind those in first-ranked Connecticut."
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