|Donít be fooled by
the mortality and longevity arguments. The definition of mortality varies
with many countries.When one asks the simple questions ď What is the survival
as a function of birth weight there is no country more qualified than the US
to offer a good outcome. Longevity is a function difficult to assess Ė it
seems to be weakly related to access. Heterogeneity of population, violence,
drugs all are related. The uninsured have lower outcomes. The uninsured
numbers would decrease if market forces were brought to bear.