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It’d be one thing if there was an increase in life expectancy while maintaining health, but this is different. If you have more people that are disabled, it’s more costly, and we’re paying more because they’re living longer,” said Goldman in a Kaiser Health News article about the report. He added, “In some ways, we are victims of our success” in extending lives and preventing mortality, he wrote. ”We’ve done such a good job of preventing cardiovascular disease that now we have more cancer and Alzheimer’s.
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Gaudette, É., Tysinger, B., Cassil, A., & Goldman, D. P. (2015, December). Health and Health Care of Medicare Beneficiaries in 2030. In Forum for Health Economics and Policy (Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 75-96).
Research Assistant Professor,
USC School of Pharmacy
Director, Leonard D. Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy
Director of Public Policy, Schaeffer Center
Professor of the Practice of Health Policy and Management, Sol Price School of Public Policy
Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair, Center for Health Policy at Brookings
Leonard D. Schaeffer Director's Chair, Schaeffer Center
Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy, & Economics at School of Pharmacy & Sol Price School