Wednesday, May 30. 2012
More Americans are experiencing greater longevity, but this comes with various health issues that older people need to keep in mind, according to U.S. News and World Report.
A large portion of Americans are living into their 80s, and if a person reaches the traditional retirement age of 65, the likelihood they will get there increases significantly. However, those over the age of 65 are prone to illness, the source explained. In 2008, approximately 28 percent of this group died of heart disease, while another 22 percent died of cancer.
Furthermore, in 2010, close to 60 percent of this age group noted that they needed to slow down their usual routines due to chronic illnesses, the report added. Fewer than 30 percent of younger adults said the same thing.
Aging Americans who are without proper coverage and are concerned about the risks of Medicare or Medicaid may want to get a private healthcare plan. These items don't have to be expensive, and by prioritizing affordable health insurance rates, a person may get the plan they need and can fit into their budget.
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