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Published in Print: November 29, 2000, as Projected Costs of Caring For Elderly People

Projected Costs of Caring For Elderly People

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Spending for the federal government's two largest programs to support the elderly—Social Security and Medicare—is projected to climb sharply as the baby boom generation enters retirement.

SOURCE: Projections provided by the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Vol. 20, Issue 13, Page 35

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