Demographic Doom Podcast

The Health Care Paradox: Higher Costs, Shorter Lives

November 2, 2019

While medical science is saving more lives than ever before, the overall longevity of the population isn't improving. In the USA, longevity is even beginning to decline. Why is this so? Part of the answer is that each life saved results in greater medical costs for that patient in the future. Higher costs, in turn, are eroding the social factors that prevent disease. The medical and economic system is focused more on saving people from heart attacks after the fact rather than preventing them. The net result is exploding health care costs while lives only get shorter. — Also see + Instagram + Twitter. Comment on video at [ep 14] 


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