The rich are different. For one thing, they live longer — as much as 15 years longer than their poorer compatriots, at least in the U.S.

The Guardian reports that not only do the rich have longer lifespans, but the U.S. health care system itself actually increases the difference in lifespans between rich and poor. Authors of a study published in the British medical journal the Lancet point out in the study that the U.S. health system not only relies on for-profit insurance companies but is the most expensive in the world.

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