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Jump in Life Expectancy Has Dramatic Societal Implications

If you had a rough idea of your life expectancy – and it was suddenly extended by eight years – how would you greet that news? Now imagine all Americans were given an extra three to eight years of life. A new study commissioned by the MacArthur Foundation addresses those concerns. The report predicts that over the coming decades – average Americans will live far beyond current U.S. government predictions on life expectancy. University of Illinois at Chicago epidemiologist S. Jay Olshansky is an expert on aging, and one of the lead authors of the study and he explains more.

Study Says Government May Underestimate Life Expectancy

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