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>The US system doesn't even benefit the wealthy.

That's a ridiculous statement, it benefits the wealthy massively. We can argue over whether or not these benefits would be even more massive without over-treatment, but there is no doubt about the overall benefits to the wealthy.

>A Harvard analysis of 1.4 billion Internal Revenue Service records on income and life expectancy that showed staggering differences in life expectancy between the richest and poorest also found evidence that low-income residents in wealthy areas, such as New York City and San Francisco, have life expectancies significantly longer than those in poorer regions.


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