It's not getting older that costs more healthcare dollars, its getting old with risk.
Americans may live longer thanks to the availability of advanced medical care, but the proliferation of chronic diseases and preventable problems lowers the quality of life. Almost 10% of the population has diabetes, 27.8% are obese, and 30.8% are diagnosed with hypertension. A fascinating fact in this report is that low-risk people over 50 cost less than those 30+ years old at high risk!
PositiveTip: The healthful choices you make to lower risk may yield more than all the medical breakthroughs!