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Meeting Future Health and Long-Term Care Needs of an Aging Population

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The United States faces a considerable challenge in providing health care for its elderly and disabled residents in the coming years. With the looming retirement of the baby boom generation, the number of Medicare beneficiaries will increase substantially. The percentage of the population covered by Medicare could increase from about 14 percent today to 20.6 percent by 2025.

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Publication Date: December 1, 1999
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Meeting Future Health and Long-Term Care Needs of an Aging Population, Karen Davis and Susan Raetzman, The Commonwealth Fund, December 1999

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Professor Emerita in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health