Redesigning Health Care for an Older America

Nov 15, 2006
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With the goal of creating a new vision of health care for an older America, the International Longevity Center assembled a Health Care Task Force, a cadre of specialists in the fields of economics, social work, political science, and medicine. Its mandate is to focus on the development of an intergenerational life-span perspective of disease prevention and health maintenance, built on a strong foundation of structural reform medical care, by showing how strategies that enhance healthy aging can save money as well as improve quality of life. Midway into this ambitious four-year project, and with the hope of contributing to the national debate on health care, the Task Force established a list of guiding principles, with the belief that the longevity and healthy aging of today's older adults, the aging baby boomer generation and the generations that will follow, depend upon the health care decisions that are made today.