The United States, with it's unexplainably high health care costs, has the second worse mortality rate amongst newborns in the modern world. U.S. has second worst newborn death rate in modern world, report says
What's even more enlightening is the disparity between minority and white children.
17% of newborn babies are to black mothers in the U.S., but they account for 33% of low-birthweight children. (Why is there still racism in this country????)
I used to work in a hospital. The doctors in hospitals have their hands tied. It's not their fault. But I can assure you from first hand experience that the disparity is purposeful and with intent from the administrative end. People who do not have insurance or low-income families are literally put to the back of the line when it comes to health care and attention. And if you get sick without insurance, your credit from then on is shot to hell.
It's sad that we as a modern society can't do something about this. If my taxes were to go anywhere it would be to take care of the weak and the sick regardless of their "status" in the social makeup of this country. One place where all men/women should be considered equal is with medical care.
And don't ever think that at the tip of a hat you couldn't end up on the other end of the economic scale. It happens to people everyday. Families caregivers become ill, finances don't work out quite the way you intended, or sometimes it's just bad luck. But it definitely happens. And to hold someone's health care as less than a basic human right is morally wrong.
Why is American's health care costs extremely more than in other countries, yet those countries are kicking our butts when it comes to medical care?