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Steroids put bulge in budgets

Updated: March 16, 2005, 4:51 PM ET
By Aaron Kuriloff | Special to ESPN.com

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives spent last week explaining this week's Capitol Hill hearings on baseball's steroid problem as a response to a matter of grave public concern.

Steroid abuse, goes one major line of argument, has significant economic costs that we'll all end up paying, through higher taxes or increased insurance premiums. But why would something a few athletes choose to do to their own, highly compensated bodies concern the rest of us? What does illegal steroid ...

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