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Poll: California voters unprepared for costs of growing older

Sharing a news release sent today from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research: California’s weak economy has voters cutting back on current expenses and largely unable to meet essential future ones, such as the cost of long-term care, according to a new poll from┬áThe SCAN Foundation and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. [...]

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We’re spending $8,086 each on health care

Health-care spending in the United States grew 4.0 percent in 2009, to $2.5 trillion, or $8,086 per person, the slowest rate of growth in the 50-year history of the National Health Expenditure Accounts, due in great part to the economic recession. Read the complete report here.

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$62,000,000,000,000 – How could we?

In case you can’t read that number in the title, it’s $62 trillion. It’s our generation’s debt legacy to our children, their children and their children’s children. A new study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) shows that the $62 trillion deficit figure most often discussed in Washington is actually due almost [...]

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