I found this part appalling:
The UN's Human Development Index takes account of income, education, life expectancy and health care when judging its 'quality of life' index.
The report found that the US had the highest level of "human poverty" - relating to life expectancy, illiteracy and unemployment - among industrialised nations, followed closely by the UK and the Irish Republic.
Then again, what do you expect from a country that refuses to consider socialized health care? Shame on us.