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Actuarial Firm Projects McCain, Obama Healthy for Eight Years as President

Original post made by sharon, Midtown, on Sep 25, 2008

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Posted by Left of Boom
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 25, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Left of Boom is a registered user.

This seems pretty dubious since Bragg and Associates didn't have access to medical records. It's hard to imagine them doing more than looking into actuarial tables without detailed, specific information in the health records.

I also don't see how Bragg and Associates can state McCain will live healthy 8.4 years without assigning some probabilities to this estimate. Is it 8.4 years with a 66% probability, 4 years with 25% probability, etc.?

The American public should have real access to the candidates medical records to assess their fitness for office.

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Posted by Just wondering
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 25, 2008 at 3:24 pm

What about McCain's mental health issues? He attempted suicide while a POW in Vietnam--can he take the pressure? Will he crack again?
Don't forget his wife's drug addiction issues? McCain claims he did not know about it until almost the end? Is that true? Just wondering

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Posted by Peter
a resident of another community
on Sep 25, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Bragg is an actuarial firm. This was just a stunt to get them some press coverage. Their numbers are not specific to any one person, just actuarial groups. Google them.

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