Remaking the Economy: Health, Racial Disparities, and Economic Justice
Steve Dubb, Nonprofit Quarterly
January 25, 2021
Description / Summary
Building on a set of articles in the winter 2020 issue of Nonprofit Quarterly, this webinar in our Remaking the Economy series looks at healthcare, the largest sector of the US economy.
Famously, the US pays far more than any other nation on healthcare—17.7 percent of the economy in 2019—yet has inferior health outcomes.
The Peterson Center on Healthcare and Kaiser Family Foundation report that “Back in 1980, life expectancy at birth in the US was similar to that of comparable countries. However, since then, the US has gained just 4.9 years of life expectancy, while comparable countries have gained 7.8 years on average.” The average American now lives 2.5 years less long than the average German and 5.6 years less long than the average Japanese person.