Young vs. Old: Balancing the Health Care Needs of the Nation

Workforces are aging in the industrialized World. And as life spans rise, older people require a large - some say disproportionate - share of health care funds, resources, and attention. Yet the political influence of older citizens is strong, and many experts believe that, as with Social Security in the US, they will be able to keep current programs going at the expense of younger generations, particularly those of lower-income and working-class families. Can this increasingly two-tiered system be remedied? David Bloom and Sandra L. Thurman discuss with Ruth Katz

Festival: 2006

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