“Baby Boomers Will Become Sicker Seniors Than Earlier Generations” – NPR report

There will be 55 percent more people with diabetes as Baby Boomers become senior citizens, a report finds.

There will be 55 percent more people with diabetes as Baby Boomers become senior citizens, a report finds. – Rolf Bruderer/Blend Images/Getty Images

“The next generation of senior citizens will be sicker and costlier to the health care system over the next 14 years than previous generations, according to a new report from the United Health Foundation. We’re talking about you, Baby Boomers.

“The report looks at the current health status of people aged 50 to 64 and compares them to the same ages in 1999.

“The upshot? There will be about 55 percent more senior citizens who have diabetes than there are today, and about 25 percent more who are obese. Overall, the report says that the next generation of seniors will be 9 percent less likely to say they have good or excellent overall health.

“That’s bad news for Baby Boomers.”

Read this NPR report in its entirety, click here.

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