Life expectancy continues to decline in the U.S., while its healthcare spending grows.
Among its peer countries with high wealth per capita, the U.S. has the lowest life expectancy. And this number has continued to fall over recent years, while peer countries pandemic-lowered life expectancies have rebounded. At the same time, the U.S. far outpaces these peer countries in healthcare spending. This discrepancy suggests that the high healthcare expenditures are not actually making Americans healthier.