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America's gray tsunami: Health system unprepared for seniors' future care

It's little surprise that America is rapidly getting older — but now that we're at the brink of that demographic shift's major consequences, we're still completely unprepared.

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America's gray tsunami: Health system unprepared for seniors' future care
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    The big picture

    The seniors of the future may also require care for longer, and aging inequalities are becoming more stark.

    America is hurtling toward a gray trap

    America is hurtling toward a gray trap

    Americans 65 and older will make up more than 20% of the population by 2030, according to Census Bureau projections, up from 17% in 2022. By 2050, they're projected to make up 23%.

    State of play

    Beyond the caregiving strain placed on family members, aging would likely become an even more deeply unequal experience.

    Go deeper

    America's aging population is both a business crisis and a threat to patient care in the near future.

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