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The U.S. longevity gap

By: Robert H. Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Itís not hard to find someone praising the quality of this countryís healthcare. Iíve often heard it called the best in the world Ė and thatís a widely held belief among politicians, public officials, doctors, and patients. While thereís plenty of debate about why healthcare in the U.S. is so expensive and how we should pay for it, the high quality of our healthcare…

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