Me i'd take living till 90 and a rich dude being immortal, vs everyone living till 80.
How about a system where, you have a few percentage on top end up being immortal, but your life expectancy decreases? American ranks lower than other nations because it has a lower life expectency rate than them, particularly among the industrialized nations.
Now your just going in circles. Already responded to why you were mistaken on this, twice. By adopting other nations healthcare standards, medical research vastly drops, as does medical discovery, leading to everybody getting worse healthcare, in the world.
By adopting our healthcare standards, medical research greatly increases, as does medical discovery, leading to better healthcare, everywhere and for everyone.
I am referring to a trend where the average life expectancy is actually decreasing. This is happening in pockets (at least) of the United States). Despites what you are saying, the fact there is places where Americans are living shorter lives:
This is happening while other parts of the world are seeing increases in their longevity.
It's happening only in pockets... it says so in the very first sentence of the artilce you posted. I'm sure the same could be said for most other countries that are big enough to have differing regions, as regions change via population.
I'm sure life expectancy is decreasing in areas where rich french people are moving out and poor muslim immigrants are moving in.
Furthermore, actually looking at the map provided... i'm seeing very places where life expectancy is actually in the negatives. It looks like... less then ten counties. Looking into a couple, they seem to be nearly deserted counties that are likely to more likely fall victim to sampling errors due to smaller numbers.
I'd say you'd been misled.
Edit: FYI, even in nations with completely socialized medicine there is a life expectancy gap between the rich in the poor. Hell, there is even a surgery survivial gap... rich people are just more likely to surivive ilnesses, and less likely to develop illnesses and other problems.