About two weeks ago, The Anniston Star ran an editorial looking at health in Alabama. Here is a quote:
We decided to look at a couple of broad health indicators, namely life expectancy and infant mortality rates. These data are influenced by a wide range of problems from chronic illness and poor nutrition to substance abuse and lack of adequate health care.
It is common for the media to link a health care system to life expectancy and infant mortality. Problem is, neither tells us much about a health care system. A lengthy explanation in my first policy analysis for NCPPR.