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actually, ironically, the majority of healthcare spend is spent the few years of life.  since everyone has a last few years of life, the spending on average (some people cost nothing becaused they die in a car accident) occurs for everyone.  I know it's a sick way of looking at it--but longer life tends to cost the healthcare system more money, because of this factor.
by wchurchill on Tue Apr 4th, 2006 at 07:34:36 PM EST
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