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Here’s your fact for Friday morning courtesy of ABC news via Sam Smith’s Undernews site.

A 19 year-old Canadian can expect 2.7 more years of “perfect health” than an American of the same age. That comes from David Feeny of Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Center for Health Research in Portland in an article in Population Health Metrics.

The article cites two factors for Canadians living longer, the Canadian health care system and lower social and economic inequality.  Duh.

2 Comments


  1. JohnInCalifornia

    April 30, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I would question anything coming from Kaiser Permanente. That organization has been shown repeatedly to be willfully manipulating and distorting facts.

  2. Jack

    April 30, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    That’s odd so has Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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