US life expectancy just dropped for the second year in a row. Let’s stop the trend now

Life expectancy is not supposed to fall in countries that are this rich, spend this much on health and pride themselves on taking care of each other. As a demographer working in a school of public health, I am astounded by the complacency at the loss of so many Americans in the prime of life.

David Bishai is the piece’s author.

(NOTE: This piece also ran in the Los Angeles Times.)