Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mortality Rate Hits Record Low

Evidently our substandard health insurance system--in which 51 million Americans lack health insurance--has not yet had an impact on the nation's death rate. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that the mortality rate fell to a record low of 741 deaths per 100,000 population in 2009.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Death in the United States, 2009

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