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Lesson 04 Assignment

Lesson 04 Assignment - Lesson 04 Assignment 1 Who are the...

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Lesson 04 Assignment 1. Who are the baby boomers, and why will their impact be significant over the next 50 years in  terms of economics and health care? Correct  Answer: The “baby boomers” are the large generation born after World War II, from 1946-64. They  are now growing older and the first large wave will reach social security age in 2010. The  aging of the baby boomer generation is expected to add considerably to the elderly  needing medical care and assistance over the next 50 years. Health care costs continue to  accelerate well above the normal rate of inflation. Additionally, people are living longer and  the older ages have an increased burden of health care costs, especially with the  likelihood of dying from longer term illnesses such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease,  osteoporosis, and heart disease. Most of the health care costs for those over 65 are  handled through government health insurance programs such as Medicare, so ultimately,  the burden of these health care costs are paid by the working age tax payer. 2. Explain how life span and causes of death have changed in the U.S. from 1900 to 2000.  What accounts for these changes? Correct  Answer: In 1900, the major cause of death was infectious diseases, including pneumonia, influenza,  tuberculosis, and diarrhea. Life span was fairly low at around 48.5 years, with men (46 yrs)  and women (51 yrs). In the year 2000, the three major causes of death have changed  dramatically, and include heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Women are now outliving men  by about 5 years with lifespan about 74 for men and close to 80 for women. The causes of 
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