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Infant Mortality Explained


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The United States infant mortality rate is about twice that of other developed countries. On an international ranking we place 51st, comparable to Croatia. Why is that? Is it because our health care system is worse than the health care systems of other countries? It turns out, that isn’t the answer.

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John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”


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