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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:17 PM

'There's something terribly wrong': Americans are dying young at alarming rates

Death rates from suicide, drug overdoses, liver disease and dozens of other causes have been rising over the past decade for young and middle-aged adults, driving down overall life expectancy in the United States for three consecutive years, according to a strikingly bleak study published Tuesday that looked at the past six decades of mortality data.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/health/theres-something-terribly-wrong-americans-are-dying-young-at-alarming-rates/2019/11/25/d88b28ec-0d6a-11ea-8397-a955cd542d00_story.html%3foutputType=amp


With record number with health insurance why are more people dying, death rate up, life expectancy down.

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Reply 'There's something terribly wrong': Americans are dying young at alarming rates (Original post)
Prosper Dec 2019 OP
samnsara Dec 2019 #1
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #2
Prosper Dec 2019 #4
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #6
Prosper Dec 2019 #3
I_UndergroundPanther Dec 2019 #5
Johnny2X2X Dec 2019 #7
OneGrassRoot Dec 2019 #8
flamingdem Dec 2019 #10
Duppers Dec 2019 #14
Maraya1969 Dec 2019 #9
smirkymonkey Dec 2019 #11
Cerridwen Dec 2019 #12
Prosper Dec 2019 #18
appalachiablue Dec 2019 #13
Duppers Dec 2019 #15
appalachiablue Dec 2019 #16
Duppers Dec 2019 #17
Prosper Dec 2019 #19
BlueWI Dec 2019 #20
UCmeNdc Dec 2019 #21

Response to Prosper (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:19 PM

1. i have noticed that in the obits...:(

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Response to Prosper (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:21 PM

2. Could be all these medications they are prescribing us. I don't

mean opiates, that's in a category all it's own.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:24 PM

4. Or the medicines and treatments cost too much.

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Response to Prosper (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:27 PM

6. That too.

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Response to Prosper (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:22 PM

3. Pharma needs money to create more drugs people can't afford.

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Response to Prosper (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:24 PM

5. People's bodies are exposed to

More pollution than ever.
Babies being born with pollutants in them has been known for years now. I think people's carrying capacity for pollution and chemicals has been overridden to the point it's killing people now.
You can only take so much poison until it harms or kills you.

When republicans loosen restrictions on polluters they commit murder by proxy.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:28 PM

7. We have a toxic food supply

Americans as a whole eat the least healthy food in the world. From the preservatives to the sugar, our food is killing us. That's a huge part of the problem.

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Response to Prosper (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:29 PM

8. Despair takes a toll. n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:42 PM

10. this

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 02:33 PM

14. Definitely.

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Response to Prosper (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:34 PM

9. See WV as one of the highest? My cousin and 2 of his children have died as a result of

drug overdose. It is a horrible epidemic and I blame those drug companies that pushed all those opiates for their own financial gain. They should go to damn jail for murder.

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Response to Prosper (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:43 PM

11. You would almost think it was by design.

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Response to Prosper (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:49 PM

12. -having- insurance, doesn't default to having -access- to healthcare

-having- insurance, doesn't default to having -access- to healthcare

Co-pays, pharmacy formularies that don't include your meds, time off from work, etc.

Insurance is not access and access is not healthcare if you can't afford to access it.

It's a shame people can't seem to grasp that concept.

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Response to Cerridwen (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 06:48 PM

18. Totally ignored !!!

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Response to Prosper (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:50 PM

13. Climate Grief & PTSD, Something To Consider

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 02:43 PM

15. Great article accurately describes our situation

"Recently, I was in Homer, Alaska, to talk about my book The End of Ice. Seconds after I had thanked those who brought me to the small University of Alaska campus there, overwhelmed with some mix of sadness, love, and grief about my adopted state—and the planet generally—I wept."


Thanks, appalachiablue. 🙏

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Response to Duppers (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 03:23 PM

16. He describes the massive changes in Alaska beautifully and

vividly, and the deep sorrow. I wish his observations and thoughts could be captured in a documentary in addition to his book. Maybe..

> I passed several areas where, in the mid-1990s, I would already have been ice-climbing atop frozen waterfalls at this time of year. Now, they were visibly bone dry with temperatures too warm for ice to form.

After arriving at my trailhead, I hiked alone toward a nearby peak. Out of habit, I began with a heavy jacket on, but soon removed it, along with my gloves, in temperatures well above freezing. I wasn’t used to this and it felt abidingly strange to alter my old habits as I climbed.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:22 PM

17. Yes, a documentary could help.

But unfortunately the only people who would listen to the documentary would be people who already know about the problem. Others will continue with their heads in the sand.

I empathize with the despair - had long months of sobbing/ deep depression when, yrs ago, I first realized the full extent of what global warming will do to the planet, to ALL living things. Strangely, I despaired more for innocent critters than for we humans who have selfishly caused this.

As climate scientists have said about the current offerings of fixes, with the exception of cutting carbon emissions to the bone (which will not be done): they're inadequate. 😢

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Response to Duppers (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 06:59 PM

19. The undeniable fact is that insurance companies know

that lower incomes will contribute premiums but take nothing away because lower incomes can’t afford premiums, deductibles and co-pays. Not only do they know lower incomes are a bonus, they count on it. There should only be one plan and premiums should be means proportional. No deductibles and no copays. People go to jail when they raise prices in disasters. Can’t afford deductibles and copays and medicine so people die!!! That is a disaster and the violators should go to jail.

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Response to Prosper (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 12:53 AM

20. There's a war on the young, across our country, across the world.

Public and private debt are out of sight, still.

Where are the visionary policies that create hope and opportunity for the youngest among us?

Even among Democrats, the ideas of college access, universal health care, and divesting of military spending for domestic initiatives are disputed, not to mention a climate emergency with no signature legislation in sight.

Older folks and younger folks alike have work to do to turn these trends around.

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Response to Prosper (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 04:23 AM

21. Maybe they see Trump and no real positive out come?

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