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Where U.S. Life Expectancy is Dropping
Red shows life expectancy fell over the last twenty years for women
Think about this when both Democratic- and Republican-parties — including President Obama — embrace the idea of patching our Federal budget on the backs of seniors and the poor by raising the eligibility ages for both Medicare and Senior Security. For many Americans, life expectancy is declining, not increasing.
Here's another way to look at the data from the NYT's article I posted about earlier, showing that lower-income white women were seeing their life expectancies decline, geographically instead of demographically.
Via The Incidental Economist
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