A Medical Miracle with Conflicting Consequences

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Baby boomers will live almost twice as long as previous generations, and older Americans are going to outnumber the young. There's already competition for jobs, and young people who find work will pay for the rising costs of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. On the bright side, there's a new force of reliable workers with experience as well as good health, and the wisdom to find fulfillment in social improvement. On this archived segment of To the Point, originally broadcast in April of this year, we look at the pros and cons of an aging America.

Credits

Guests:
Stephanie Klein - Founder, The Boomer Group, Robert Samuelson - Newsweek and Washington Post, Marc Freedman - Founder and CEO, Encore.org, Steven Greenhouse - journalist and author - @greenhousenyt

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton