A report from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in United States the average life expectancy has steeped and almost reached 78 years for a women being 80.4 years on average and men to 75.3 years on average.
Death rate is also noted to be at all time low of 760.3 deaths per 100,000 people.
There are five major causes of death majored as responsible for 64% deaths. These are heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic lower respiratory diseases and accidents.
But around 20% of population, that is nearly 45 million people, are uninsured. Steps are being taken to expand access to health insurance. Around two-thirds of these include unemployed working-age adults.
There are many programs being carried out by government like Medicaid program helps cover many of the poor, including children. Young pupils can also get care under the Children Health Insurance Program.
In year 2009 a high was seen in the number of children enrolling in government health insurance programs which rose from 34.2 percent in 2008 to 37.4 percent in 2009.
UNITAID, a drug-purchasing consortium that provides long-term funding for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in developing countries.
“The nation will see a significant drain on Social Security and Medicare benefits”, said Dr. William O'Neill, executive dean for clinical affairs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
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