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This Afternoon

Hi42° Areas Fog

Tonight

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Monday

Hi46° Areas Fog

Monday Night

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Tuesday

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Tuesday Night

Lo33° Patchy Fog

Wednesday

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Wednesday Night

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Thursday

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Thursday Night

Lo33° Patchy Fog

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In 2009, a Harvard study, utilizing data on 34,000 Americans in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANEs), concluded that 45,000 deaths each year occur because of lack of health insurance. The risk of dying was 80 percent more likely in the uninsured compared to the insured (American Journal of Public Health, 2009).

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