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MR. GREGORY: Well, let, let's talk about the status quo, Mayor Bloomberg. Something you've thought a lot about is how much do we spend on individuals in this country for health care, and what's the result on the other side? What's life expectancy? And let's just put these numbers up here, because they're pretty striking. The United States spends more than most other countries, by a whole lot, $7200-plus per individual. And yet, the life expectancy is 78, far younger than countries that spend far less per person.
MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG (I): Well, we're unwilling to ask the question, what we're getting for our money? And I think both sides of that graph you just showed really talk about it. We are spending more than we can afford. We will go bankrupt if we keep increasing medical costs at the rate we've been doing it. And life expectancy, arguably the primary purpose of government is to increase life expectancy, and we are not doing that. Instead, we talk about other things, some laudable, some desperately that we have to do. And I will say, I've given the president a lot of credit for taking on the issue; but it's Congress that's writing this legislation, and they are not willing to go near the things that will contain costs, which is immigration reform, tort reform, asking the question of whether or not we can afford certain tests and whether they really are cost beneficial. And we are not willing to work on the preventive things, fighting obesity, smoking, those kinds of things, or crime in the streets, which is another big influence on our life expectancy. But we're just not willing to talk those tough issues.
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