Save the (American) children

The United States is doing poorly for its children – it has the worst child mortality rate of a group of 20 wealthy nations, members of the OECD.

A press release from the journal Health Affairs says that “the United States has poorer child health outcomes than other industrialized nations despite greater per capita spending…by the first decade of the 21st century, US infants had a 76% increased risk of death, and children ages 1-19 were 57% more likely to die before adulthood” while childhood mortality “progressively declined in all the [other] OECD countries.”

Picture source: Dorothea Lange