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A new study shows that women’s longer life expectancy comes at a price. On average, women spend a greater proportion of their later years suffering from disabilities.

A review of a number of studies conducted on Medicare beneficiaries over the past 34 years found that the average 65-year-old woman can expect to spend 30 percent of her remaining life with a disability that prevents her from a fully active life.

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