Exploring Health Policy

Conversations: Are We Equipped to Care for an Aging Population?

07.02.13 | By

As we continue to explore health policy through our ‘Conversations’ forum, today we’re introducing the next question and encourage you to weigh in with your thoughts:

“Every day, thousands of Americans turn 65. How do we help ensure that the U.S. system is ready to meet their needs?

For years, health experts have been talking about the challenges our system will face when the wave of baby boomers retires.  That time is now.  With 16 more years of baby boomer retirements, what actions, if any, should we be taking to evolve our health care system to meet these challenges?

To kick off this week, responses from Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer at Pfizer; Mary Grealy, President of the Healthcare Leadership Council; and Bob Blancato, former executive director of the 1995 White House Conference on Aging, have already been submitted.

Your voice is critically important. We hope you will take a few minutes to read the responses and contribute your own comments. 

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