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Linda J. Bilmes and Rosemarie Day

The cost of not enacting health care reform

By Linda J. Bilmes and Rosemarie Day
November 7, 2009

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The premature death of thousands of Americans can be translated into monetary terms using the economic "value of a statistical life." If we conservatively use only half of the government figure, or $3.5 million, it suggests that the annual cost to the US economy of 40,000 deaths is about $140 billion. (Full article: 1074 words)

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