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originally posted by: IAMTAT
originally posted by: BenjanonFranklin
I saw this on a CDC website. It sounds like someone making plans for concentration camps for the elderly. Pretty scary concept. What are your thoughts?
Do they have a swimming pool?
it is stated that it is a consideration.
In most humanitarian settings, older population groups make up a small percentage of the total population.
Already, the middle-aged outnumber children, but the country will reach a new milestone in 2034 (previously 2035). That year, the U.S. Census Bureau projects [PDF] that older adults will edge out children in population size: People age 65 and over are expected to number 77.0 million (previously 78.0 million), while children under age 18 will number 76.5 million (previously 76.7 million).
The U.S. Joins Other Countries With Large Aging Populations
With this swelling number of older adults, the country could see greater demands for healthcare, in-home caregiving and assisted living facilities. It could also affect Social Security. We project three-and-a-half working-age adults for every older person eligible for Social Security in 2020. By 2060, that number is expected to fall to two-and-a-half working-age adults for every older person.