Dick Rozek of Portsmouth NH, writes in Seacoast Online:

American wealth vs American health

To the Editor:
Around 1970 the United States began focusing on the business of medical care rather than on producing and sustaining health. This happened when income inequality started rising. The ranking of US health in relation to other countries began to fall until today over thirty nations have better health by many measures than America.
We don’t even understand that we should be ashamed. Those in our government who enjoy the best health care should be self-consciously embarrassed. Health status for a country like America should be comparable to or better than what the healthiest nations achieve.
Instead, Americans die sooner and experience more illness than residents in other countries…

Read the full letter HERE