By Brookings Institution (Corporate Author), Henry J. Aaron (Editor), William B. Schwartz (Editor)

Many scientific gurus are expecting that regular lifestyles expectancy may possibly good exceed a hundred years via mid century and upward thrust even larger quickly thereafter. This unbelievable prospect, because of the revolution in molecular biology and knowledge know-how, confronts policymakers and public future health officers with a bunch of recent questions. How will elevated sturdiness have an effect on neighborhood and worldwide demographic traits, executive taxation and spending, future health care, the place of work, Social defense, Medicare, and Medicaid? What moral and quality-of-life matters are raised by way of those new breakthroughs? In dealing with Methuselah, a bunch of training scientists and public coverage specialists come jointly to handle the issues, demanding situations, and possibilities posed through an extended lifestyles span. This publication will generate dialogue in political, social, and scientific circles and support organize us for the extreme chances that the longer term could carry. participants contain John T. Potts, M.D. (Massachusetts common health center and Harvard University), William B. Schwartz, M.D. (University of Southern California), Henry J. Aaron (Brookings), Benjamin Harris (Brookings), John B. Shoven (Stanford University), Gary Burtless (Brookings), Alan M. Garber, M.D. (Stanford University), Dana Goldman (RAND), Alexander Capron (University of Southern California), Barry Bosworth (Brookings), Benjamin Keys (Brookings).

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