We recently reported that here in the US, we're not as healthy as we think we are. The British are actually healthier than we are. Now Mike Stobbe writes in LiveScience.com that Canadians are healthier than Americans as well.
Livescience.com reports that Americans are 42% percent more likely than Canadians to have diabetes, 32% more likely to have high blood pressure, and 12% more likely to have arthritis. Harvard Medical School researchers Dr. Steffie Woolhandler says, "We're really falling behind other nations.''
This may be because both the UK and Canada have national health insurance programs. Woolhandler found that in the Canadian study, insured Americans and Canadians had about the same rates of disease. It was the uninsured Americans who were the reason for the high percentages of unhealthy people.
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