Study reveals alarming trend in US death rates since 2000 (The Guardian)

The Guardian quoted Jessica Ho on why the United States has higher mortality rates and lower life expectancy. “Americans … often practice poor health behaviors, and this may interact with structural conditions like patchwork access to health care to produce worse outcomes. For example, high rates of homicide are related to inequality and residential segregation; high rates of firearm-related deaths are influenced by both behavioral factors and the greater availability of guns in the US.”