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If food were health care …

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A pound of apples would now cost $12.97 if food prices rose at the same rate as medical costs since the 1930s. Other comparisons from the inflationary market basket:

$14.53 for a pound of sugar

$25.67 for a roll of toilet paper

$68.08 for a pound of coffee

$85.08 for a dozen eggs

$108.29 for a pound of butter

$129.94 for a pound of bacon

Source: American Institute for Preventive Medicine, 2009

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