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« on: Dec 21, 2017, 08:29AM »

From the G&M this morning:

Drug deaths are affecting US life expectancy.

"A baby born last year in the U.S. is expected to live about 78 years and 7 months, on average, the CDC said. An American born in 2015 was expected to live about a month longer and one born in 2014 about two months longer than that...

... The United States ranks below dozens of other high-income countries in life expectancy, according to the World Bank. Highest is Japan, at nearly 84 years."
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 21, 2017, 01:09PM »

Lucky.  Maybe those unfunded entitlement liabilities won't cripple the country after all.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 21, 2017, 01:20PM »

I was surprised to find that my state, New Hampshire, has one of the highest drug overdose death rates.  I guess I'm a little backward -- I don't use those kinds of drugs.  (Although I do take a fair number of pharmaceuticals for high blood pressure and diabetes.)
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 21, 2017, 03:47PM »

Lucky.  Maybe those unfunded entitlement liabilities won't cripple the country after all.

With the repeal of the personal mandate, fewer will have health coverage, and more will certainly die sooner than they might have. It's the Republican Great Circle of Life. Hakuna whatever.
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