Living Longer and Paying the Price?: Healthcare Costs and Longevity in America
October 26, 2005
Biomedical Research Building - BRB II/III Auditorium
421 Curie Boulevard
University of Pennsylvania
The Institute on Aging co-sponsored a symposium with the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics that focused on the costs associated with current and future trends in longevity, with a particular look at healthcare, long-term care and public programs. The meeting agenda was designed to give voice to differing perspectives on the issues and promises to deliver both timely information and lively discussion.
The speakers were:
William D. Novelli, Chief Executive Officer, AARP
"How America Can Afford to Grow Older: A Vision for the Future"
Stephen C. Goss, MS, Chief Actuary, United States Social Security Administration
"U.S. Life Expectancy in the 21st Century is Highly Likely to Continue to Increase"
S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago; Research Associate, Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
"A Possible Decline in Life Expectancy in the United States in the 21st Century"
Olivia Mitchell, PhD, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor; Professor of Insurance and Risk Management and Business and Public Policy Executive Director, Pension Research Council; Director, Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Research, The Wharton School
Panel Discussion and Wrap-up - Moderated by Dr. David Asch, Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; Participants: Mr. William Novelli; Dr. Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania; Stephen Goss; Alice Wade, Deputy Chief Actuary, U.S. Social Security Administration, and Dr. Jay Olshansky.
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