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Friday, February 29, 2008

The high cost of living

Guns

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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