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Quality of life study is worth reviewing for Oklahoma policymakers

BY DON BETZ Published: February 4, 2011
Albanians live longer than Oklahomans.

That’s right. The residents of a Balkan state best known to Americans as staunch Soviet allies during the Cold War live longer than the average Oklahoman’s 75.6 years. Yet we spend at least 12 times more on health care than Albanians. We also live six years less than Hawaiians, who enjoy the longest life expectancy.

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