We all age in different ways. One 85-year-old man runs marathons while another is wheelchair-bound due primarily to the inevitable aging of his body. But no matter how we age, it tends to be an unavoidable truth that we require more medical care as we advance significantly into our elderly years. It is of little surprise then that both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have both recently published stories about how more elderly Americans than ever are grappling with unmanageable medical bills.
The number of elderly Americans living in the United States is rising. The costs of medical care are rising. Americans are living longer than ever, on average. And more elderly Americans than ever are struggling to pay the medical bills that they have acquired simply by trying to remain as healthy as possible.