NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Low Life Expectancy in the United States: Is the Health Care System at Fault?

Samuel H. Preston, Jessica Y. Ho

NBER Working Paper No. 15213
Issued in August 2009

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This research was supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration through grant #10-M-98363-1-01 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the NBER. We are grateful to Beth Soldo, Jason Schnittker, and Eileen Crimmins for comments and suggestions.

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