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Baby Boomers Live Longer but Have Poorer Health

By the year 2029, the last of the baby boomers – the 78 million Americans born after World War II between 1946 and 1964 – will be turning 65. According to the Schaeffer Center of Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California, the average life expectancy for 65-year-olds will rise 20.1 years in 2030. Even those with disabilities will extend their lives by up to 8.6 years. Despite the fact that baby boomers are projected to live longer lives than their parents, they will likely be less healthy, researchers say. By the year 2030, the typical Medicare…

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