Aging Population

CBO: Medicare spending growth will slow down over the next 25 years, despite pressures from aging population

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Medicare and Medicaid spending will grow at a slower rate than past predictions indicated, the Congressional Budget Office stated Tuesday. However, an aging population will put increasing pressure on government healthcare programs.

Fed chairman: aging population puts U.S. economy on 'unsustainable path'

Failing to address the challenges of an aging population will endanger the country's economic future, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a gathering of business and union leaders in Rhode Island Monday night.