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05/21/2012 12:18 pm ET

Parent Health Care And Modern Medicine's Obsession With Longevity

On the way to visit my mother one recent rainy afternoon, I stopped in, after quite some constant prodding, to see my insurance salesman. He was pressing his efforts to sell me a long-term-care policy with a pitch about how much I’d save if I bought it now, before the rates were set to precipitously rise.

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