Many current events, publications, movies, websites and more deserve our attention as we contemplate our aging, and as we age. The SCF gives you a heads-up on some of these on this web page that is frequently updated.
“Bending the Curve: Options for Achieving Savings and Improving Value in U.S. Health Spending”
This report reviews 15 federal policy options that have been suggested as ways to reduce health care spending in the U.S.
A report prepared for The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System, December, 2007. By Cathy Schoen, M.S., Stuart Guterman, Anthony Shih, M.D., M.P.H., Jennifer Lau, Sophie Kasimow, Anne Gauthier, M.S., and Karen Davis, Ph.D. The authors consider 15 federal policy options that have been suggested as ways to reduce health care spending in the U.S. They conclude that, if some of those policies were to be combined with universal health insurance, over the next 10 years spending on health care would still grow but by $1.5 trillion less than predicted, and the quality of care and access to it would improve.
The Silver Century Foundation promotes a positive view of aging. The Foundation challenges entrenched and harmful stereotypes, encourages dialogue between generations, advocates planning for the second half of life, and raises awareness to educate and inspire everyone to live long, healthy, empowered lives.
"Adding years to people's lives through the magic of science and medicine, however impressive, is an insufficient ambition for American Society. Our objective, must be to add new life to those years."
President John F. Kennedy, 1961 White House Conference on Aging