A Medical Miracle with Conflicting Consequences

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The post-war promise of paid leisure during the Golden Years may not be an option as the baby-boom generation reaches retirement age. 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 is a new force of reliable workers with experience as well as good health and the wisdom to find fulfillment in social improvement. 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:
Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis