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040 Fortune Brainstorm HEALTH 2018 Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 Laguna Niguel, CA 3:35 PM WHY DON’T WE TALK ABOUT DEATH? Consider this: 70 percent of Americans want to die at home. Only 30 percent do. And yet we spend an awful lot of money giving people an end of life they don’t want: Medicare, for instance, spends nearly 30 percent of its annual outlays on individuals in the last year of their lives. Meanwhile, caregivers shoulder an enormous burden as they help loved ones in their final months and years. How did we end up here? One reason: we don’t talk about it. Well, guess what: we’re about to start. Alexandra Drane, Co-founder, ARCHANGELS; Co-founder, Eliza Corporation Michael Hebb, Founder, Death over Dinner Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Director, Ethics Initiative, MIT Media Lab Moderator: Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global Photograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune
040 Fortune Brainstorm HEALTH 2018 Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 Laguna Niguel, CA 3:35 PM WHY DON’T WE TALK ABOUT DEATH? Consider this: 70 percent of Americans want to die at home. Only 30 percent do. And yet we spend an awful lot of money giving people an end of life they don’t want: Medicare, for instance, spends nearly 30 percent of its annual outlays on individuals in the last year of their lives. Meanwhile, caregivers shoulder an enormous burden as they help loved ones in their final months and years. How did we end up here? One reason: we don’t talk about it. Well, guess what: we’re about to start. Alexandra Drane, Co-founder, ARCHANGELS; Co-founder, Eliza Corporation Michael Hebb, Founder, Death over Dinner Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Director, Ethics Initiative, MIT Media Lab Moderator: Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global Photograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune

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