That American Life Expectancy is falling is a medical problem that is caused by the
United States healthcare policy. We can solve it now.
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After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Texas and other parts of the state, I wrote the article titled “Political malpractice kills and should be dealt with accordingly” that was subsequently quoted by Thom Hartmann on his radio show. The idea was if politicians pass policies that knowingly kill people, there should be some penalty greater than failure at the ballot box.
We currently have a murderous healthcare system for the sole purpose of enriching a few. That should be criminal. Today we will talk about Life Expectancy in America. Dr. Anand Bhat, a contributor to Politics Done Right, wrote a prescient article on this subject that will be our Blog of the Week.
But before we get into that, our regular contributor, Tamara Shealey will is back with us discussing a topicRawwsdsdsadsdadasd that I can easily tie to our lousy healthcare system, “Women should be leading the country now that it is clear testosterone has failed.”
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