Date Added: Sep 2009
The physical process of aging means that the use of health services varies significantly by age. This association between age and health care consumption raises a number of issues related to intergenerational equity. In particular, how do society's resources get allocated across age groups, and how will increases in health spending affect this distribution over time? To what degree will the aging of the population increase public sector health care burdens? And, finally, what are the intergenerational implications of public sector health care spending and financing?