By Bill Novelli, Boe Workman, Steve Case

50+ is a choice to palms. it is a groundbreaking examine the revolution that is occurring immediately between seventy-eight million American child boomers. From age 50+ on up, americans are refusing to rock away their retirement. they are beginning new careers, rallying for motives just about their hearts, elevating grandchildren, changing into extra energetic of their groups, and, chiefly else, altering the face of getting older in the US.
invoice Novelli, CEO of AARP, is familiar with that with the biggest new release of usa citizens ever recorded nearing conventional retirement age, this revolution is altering the best way 50+ american citizens stay their lives. The boomers have tremendous technological services, are actively focused on holding a fit way of life, were politically lively all through their lives, and are cozy handling their very own funds. they are no strangers to the gymnasium, the balloting sales space, on-line making an investment websites, or the day by day administration in their 401(k)s, and they are joining...

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Up to half those errors occur in hospitals, and a person has more than twice the chance of dying in a hospital than in an auto accident. As some people like to say, a hospital is no place for a sick person. More and more of the rising costs of health care are being shifted to the individual. There are many reasons, including the growth in the numbers of uninsured seeking care they cannot pay for. These numbers, in turn, are rising in part because companies struggling to compete in a global market are requiring employees to shoulder more of the health-care burden, sometimes charging current employees and retirees higher premiums, sometimes doing away with health plans altogether.

Many of those who lose health insurance become eligible for Medicaid. Yet most people who lose their jobs can’t qualify for Medicaid. Only mothers with children can, and even they must pass an asset test. Still, Medicaid has become the nation’s largest health insurance program, covering one in every six Americans. Between 2000 and 2003, Medicaid’s costs grew by one-third, with much of the spending explosion due to the shift from private to public responsibility for insuring Americans, not to the expenditure of additional dollars on health care overall.

Medicaid, in particular, exemplifies how costs are being shifted. Many of those who lose health insurance become eligible for Medicaid. Yet most people who lose their jobs can’t qualify for Medicaid. Only mothers with children can, and even they must pass an asset test. Still, Medicaid has become the nation’s largest health insurance program, covering one in every six Americans. Between 2000 and 2003, Medicaid’s costs grew by one-third, with much of the spending explosion due to the shift from private to public responsibility for insuring Americans, not to the expenditure of additional dollars on health care overall.

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