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Subject: Interesting Factoid Date: 2/19/2013 11:00 AM
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This article suggest that the unfunded liabilities ain't as large as predicted.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/us/life-expectancy-for-les...

Researchers have long documented that the most educated Americans were making the biggest gains in life expectancy, but now they say mortality data show that life spans for some of the least educated Americans are actually contracting. Four studies in recent years identified modest declines, but a new one that looks separately at Americans lacking a high school diploma found disturbingly sharp drops in life expectancy for whites in this group. Experts not involved in the new research said its findings were persuasive.

Looks like a shaving off of 3 to 4 years.
Women w/o college degree declined from 78 to 74. Men w/o college degree declined from 70 to 67

The reasons for the decline remain unclear, but researchers offered possible explanations, including a spike in prescription drug overdoses among young whites, higher rates of smoking among less educated white women, rising obesity, and a steady increase in the number of the least educated Americans who lack health insurance.

I guess we'll have to wait & see how Obamacare will affect this trend. Its purty much a given that unfunded entitlement will definiately add to the national debt.
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