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Friday, February 29, 2008

The high cost of living


Interesting story here from The AP on the financial cost of gun violence, especially when it comes to caring for survivors. Snip:

In a 1999 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Cook and his colleagues concluded that gunshot injuries in the United States in 1994 produced $2.3 billion in lifetime medical costs.

Taxpayers footed half of that through Medicaid, Medicare, workers' compensation and other programs.


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