June 12, 2014
Canada Unprepared for the Grey Tsunami
Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail
The Associated Press
Today, the average cost to the health-care system of someone aged 65-69 is roughly $6,700. For someone aged 80-84 the average cost is $15,000, and over 90 it is $26,000. Today, about 14 per cent of the population is over 65. By the end of the next decade that share will be about 26-27 per cent, or roughly double.
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