Baby boomers—we’ve been hear­ing about them for over half a cen­tury

Modern Healthcare - - 50 MEDICARE AND MEDICAID THE NEXT HALF-CENTURY -

Now, they are turn­ing 65–the age of Medi­care el­i­gi­bil­ity–at a rate of 10,000 a day. How to fi­nance the baby boom’s health­care ex­penses will dom­i­nate gov­ern­ment fis­cal dis­cus­sions for at least the next two decades.

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