(Non) Vive La Difference…

Good morning, ProviderNation.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have found that women are increasingly better at dying young than men are. In nearly 43 percent of U.S. counties, female mortality rates grew between 1992 and 2006, while just 3 percent of the counties saw male mortality rates increase.

“I was shocked, actually,” lead researcher David Kindig told The Atlantic.  (Warning: a good bit of The Atlantic’s write-up is a defense of Obamacare, so if you don’t like Obama, don’t say you weren’t warned.)

But it jibes with July findings by the fine folks at the University of Washington, who “found that inequality in women’s health outcomes steadily increased between 1985 and 2010, with female life expectancy stagnating or declining in 45 percent of U.S. counties.”

Oy.

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