The Wrong Inference?

The @UKprogressive on Twitter posted this article by the LA Times; of note is the following:

"Twenty years ago, the U.S. ranked 29th in the child mortality rate, according to data analyzed by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington."

The obvious inference at this point being that something horrible has happened in the last 20 years to cause a drop of this magnitude.

Could it be those Eevil capitalists? Possibly - the jury is probably still out in this for many.

But it us odd that the MEDICAID programme began in the 80s at roughly the same time the US infant mortality rate started to stagnate.

Also fun to note that the clear winner at number one with the lowest rate Singapore healthcare system which has been cited in other aspects as being the best in the world.

So we are supposed to infer that a system devoid of socialism or americanised crony corporatism and chock-full of personal autonomy and choice is the one to go for yes?

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