The United States ranked dead last in life expectancy, according to a new report, and the country’s health care system is among the worst in the developed world.
In a ranking of global health outcomes, the U, with a population of about 6.6 billion, ranked just 13th.
The report, by the World Health Organization, also said the U was the most expensive country to live and the second most unequal, with the gap between rich and poor widening.
The United States was among the least likely countries in the OECD to have a health care service that meets international standards.
It was also among the most inequitable, the report said.
The report said the United States spends $1.8 trillion on health care per year and its healthcare system lags far behind its peers.
The U.N. health agency said it is “deeply concerned about the deteriorating health of the U [and] the worsening of inequality in health outcomes.”
It said the health of all Americans is critical to ensuring that all human beings have access to a dignified and affordable quality of life.