More Babies Die in Cleveland than in North Korea, Sri Lanka, Albania and Guatemala

Posted: July 13, 2017 in Attacks on the Working Class
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Behind America’s Infant Mortality Crisis

Al Jazeera (2013)

Film Review

Since the mid-1990s, when Bill Clinton eliminated Aid For Dependent Children (AFDC), the US has enjoyed infant mortality rates among the highest in the world. Rust belt Midwestern cities lead the US in infant mortality. The loss of steel, auto and other manufacturing to third world sweatshops has virtually crushed many of these cities, leaving massive unemployment – particularly among African Americans.

Cleveland is the US city with the highest percentage of babies dying during the first year of life – with an infant mortality greater than third world countries like North Korea, Albania, Sri Lanka and Guatemala.

Trying to identify the cause of Cleveland’s skyrocketing infant mortality, filmmakers interview African American mothers and expectant mothers and neonatal specialists. The neonatologists identify prematurity as the number one cause of infant deaths. Factors that contribute to mothers delivering prematurely include homelessness and lack of access to healthy food (or money to pay for it) and prenatal care. Ohio is one of the states where Republican legislators declined federal funds to expand Medicaid (which pays for prenatal care) to the working poor.

The neonatologists also point out the false economy of this ideological stinginess. Ohio’s Medicaid program spends hundreds of millions of dollars trying to keep premature babies alive in state-of-the-art neonatal ICUs – it would cost taxpayers far less to prevent prematurity by ensuring expectant mothers have warm housing, healthy food and prenatal care.

Comments
  1. Pam Vernon says:

    Appalling. The vaccines aren’t working are they?

  2. Kenneth T. says:

    I’m sorry… but if americans (back then and today) were paid a living wage AND they stopped being so durn (would have used the “other” word but I’m trying to be civil) materialistic… hmmm… and health costs are so astronomical, health care would not be much of a problem.
    This is a richer country then most, sure; there are others that are even richer, but we the people, see only pennies on the dollar when big business (and secret government programs) seeing the vast majority of those funds.
    It truly disgusts me.

    • Very poignant comment, Kenneth, and spot on in my view. It’s extremely shameful that the wealthy oligarchs who run the US have so little regard for human life. Clearly the only option now is to fight to take back control of society ourselves.

  3. jtremaine says:

    FRAUD BASED KHAZARIAN CONTROLLED HEALTH CARE AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY CANNOT PROFIT ON HEALTHY BABIES, NOR DO THEY WANT THEM TO SURVIVE. They want to EXTRACT MONEY FROM TAXPAYERS to falsely try to save them and then hope they die slow to trap maximum $$!

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  5. 1EarthUnited says:

    Reblogged this on 1EarthUnited and commented:
    Chemtrails, GMO frankenfoods, chlorinated/ fluoridated water, vaccinations, smart meters, cell tower radiation and HAARPing the entire population on a daily basis doesn’t help. All part of agenda 21 pop control, flu shots are effectively sterilizing the African American due to poorer nutrition in the inner cities. Arm ourselves with knowledge and spreading the word is our best defense against the psychopathic elites.

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