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Experts have long known that rich people generally live longer than poor people. But a growing body of data shows a more disturbing pattern: Despite big advances in medicine, technology and education, the longevity gap between high-income and low-income Americans has been widening sharply.

The poor are losing ground not only in income, but also in years of life, the most basic measure of well-being.

Continue reading:  Disparity in Life Spans of the Rich and the Poor Is Growing

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6 thoughts on “Disparity in Life Spans of the Rich and the Poor Is Growing

  1. Too true. I’m poor, and I can literally feel the years drop from my future like dead flies. Perhaps the wealthy could speed the process along by offering a gas chamber/crematorium option for those below a certain income level. Of course, they’d need to keep a few of us around to bus their tables and babysit their young-uns whilst they gallivant around the globe cheating on their spouses.

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