Interesting this study shows that int the USA latinos, who of the groups studied have the least access to health care outlive whites. Even more interestingly latinos in the USA out live most Europeans.
Add to that the fact that the eight Americas study shows that rural northern whites (with less access to health care) out live the general population and you begin to wonder if access to more health care shortens life!
Of course remember that homicide and accidental deaths move the life expectancy averages more than health care, beyond vaccinations, over the counter meds like aspirin/Tylenol and antibiotics.
Still a little shocking!
Hat tip to Bryan Caplan