I’m living proof of that. I still feel 30 in my head and often wonder who the old guy looking back at me in the mirror is some days.
I have aches and pains in places I never knew I had.
My wife stays on top of what tests and procedures I have to have every year because I passed the magic fifty threshold. I’ve been to the doctors more often in the last eight years than in the first five decades of my life, and I can’t have two ham sandwiches for lunch every day and mashed potatoes five times a week without a noticeable impact on the waistline.
According to U.S. Census projections, by 2035 there will be more people of retirement age than people under 18 for the first time in American history. By 2060, 23% of the population will be 65 or older.
The aging of America is a very long-term trend and shows no signs of reversing anytime soon.
That’s going to put one hell of a strain on Social Security and Medicare- but that’s a problem for another discussion entirely.
The aging trend is also going to create an enormous demand for healthcare services.
P.S., It is a topic to revisit another time, but this is important. The Social Security Administration is a mess. Several audits by the U.S. Inspector General have found extraordinary errors in processing and paying Social Security Checks. One study estimates that Americans leave roughly $25 billion in unclaimed benefits every year. As many as one in seven collecting certain benefits have been grossly underpaid for more than 30 years, including one woman who found that she had been underpaid by more than $56,000 for 15 years. Here in this detailed report, we’ve taken the trouble to examine all 2,728 rules governing Social Security benefits. This report can help you, or someone you know find out if they could be one of the tens of thousands of Americans affected and how they can collect a lump-sum payment up to $23,441. Find out how to take the necessary steps needed to hold them accountable for these unpaid benefits right here.
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