When I’m 64: How Boomers Will Change Health Care

Source: American Hospital Association, May 2007

From press release:

The over-65 population will nearly triple between 1980 and 2030 as a result of the aging Baby Boomers, adding new demands and challenges on an already stressed-out health system, according to a new report released today by First Consulting Group of Long Beach, Calif. With new projections on Boomer health into 2030, the report details how this powerful population will impact health care for decades to come.

The first Boomers will turn 65 in 2011 and, according to today’s report, more than 37 million of them – six out of 10 – will be managing more than one chronic condition by 2030. Also by 2030:
• 14 million Boomers will be living with diabetes – that’s one out of every four Boomers.
• Almost half of the Boomers will live with arthritis and that number peaks to just over 26 million in 2020.
• More than one out of three Boomers – over 21 million – will be considered obese.

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