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Containing the Growth of Health Care Costs

Ben Ritz / Blog October 3, 2016

While the recession slowed the growth in federal health spending, it is beginning to increase once again—this time as a result of the aging population.

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Aging in Maine: A Pig-in-the-Python Problem

Jake Varn / Blog September 28, 2016

The abrupt swell of older adults threatens to overwhelm America’s health care delivery systems and housing support networks.

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America isn’t saving enough for retirement. Can that be fixed before it’s too late?

Economy / News June 27, 2016

The aging of baby boomers and the looming funding crisis for Social Security have spurred candidates, lawmakers, and experts to propose ways to boost retirement savings.

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America May Finally Be Ready for Mandatory Retirement Savings

Economy / News June 22, 2016

Two new proposals, plus a groundswell of support for the idea both on and off Wall Street, suggest that we may see real movement toward expanded workplace retirement plans.

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Paper Shows Need for Integrating Health and Housing Policies to Better Serve Seniors

Housing / Press Release September 24, 2015

With 78 million baby boomers entering or on the verge of retirement, the U.S. needs a more strategic approach for linking health and housing policies.

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America’s Growing Senior Population

Housing / Research September 24, 2015

The U.S has the potential to improve health outcomes for seniors, reduce the costs and enable millions of seniors to “age in place” in their own communities.

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Home and Community-based Services: Maximizing the Impact of Federal Spending

Henry Cisneros, Mel Martinez / Blog August 26, 2015

Currently, five federal agencies fund multiple programs that provide assistance for the aging such as in-home services, affordable housing and transportation.

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Social Security Trustees Warn of Short- and Long-Term Trouble

Ben Ritz / Blog July 23, 2015

As Baby Boomers move out of the labor force and into retirement, the ratio of workers to beneficiaries will drop to roughly 2:1 by 2034.

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Addressing the nexus of housing and healthcare

Housing / News June 17, 2015

By 2030, America will be home to 73 million individuals age 65 or older and 9 million who are 85 and older, a doubling of both groups since 2000.

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