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Berkeley Study: Aging Baby Boomers to Impact Long-Term Care

UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers state in a new study that an unprecedented increase in seniors over the next decade could nearly double Medi-Cal long-term care costs, from $6.6 billion to $12.4 billion annually by 2023. “This long-anticipated increase in seniors will impact Medi-Cal long-term care costs,” said lead researcher Dr. William Dow, professor of health economics and head of the School's health policy and management division, which released the socio-economic analysis. “The huge baby boomer generation is now retiring. Over the next ten years, California will experience a 44 percent increase in seniors, jumping from 4.8 million today to 6.9 million by 2023.”