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Opinion: Mirror provides insight into health-care costs

Published 08/04/2010, Republic columnist

I looked in the mirror the other evening and saw why the cost of medical care is climbing.
I’m becoming a case study in the many ways living longer increases health-care costs. I read somewhere what percentage of the cost of health care in the United States is because of older folks like me. I can’t remember the number, but it was higher than I would have imagined.

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