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Well we also have a dramatic study today getting a lot of attention on how long we are now living.
As researchers declare that 72 is the new thirty.
-- while the idea being forever young mean sound nice.
There are some downsides.
And -- now doctor Marc Siegel a member of our Fox News medically team.
And Fox Business -- Stuart -- with the running -- company and at the end so let's start with you -- what is it this comes at a Germany and what are they trying to sell it means having to -- the new thirty.
Very prestigious journal proceedings of the national academy of science this is a really really dramatic -- it shows is.
There's been 8000 generations of humans on this planet the last four just the last four generations.
Have lived -- a lot longer back in 19100 people lived about forty years.
Now we live around eighty years why.
Clean water clean food antibiotics.
More public health more perceptions.
Vaccines are probably by the way and public health and sewage removal number one on the list -- -- as the biggest killer -- cannot get down into social that is so this is the issue.
And it's actually great news but the question is.
What are we gonna do how we're gonna pay at fort I have actually and that's -- -- -- -- either but I actually believe we should raise the retirement age -- America.
Oh wait wait before we get to that.
Sort of we're living longer is with the study says but are we does it mean when you're 72 as the new thirty it's like I we show the picture before Iraq cal wells as a -- -- -- -- there.
You these older women who looked fantastic and seen super vibrant and it makes you think.
Greats if this is what you know being in my seventies looks like -- you know season in Betty -- case.
Bring it that sounds great but it the studies not saying that it's not saying that you'll feel younger when your older.
Look we're gonna talk about chronological age but I want to add to this picture of the great treatments we have frankly we have Lipitor and drugs to lower cholesterol we have treatments for heart disease we have great treatments for cancer.
I -- I really believe and sanitation not only are we living longer what we are living better I think people are much better health.
-- that when they were hunters and gatherers before we knew that cigarettes were terrible for you all of the things that have occurred over the last couple generations.
Have actually went to better life.
Okay now it's -- there are some consequences of isn't it good news bad news exec.
And students -- -- the bad news effective big buzz -- go ahead of a.
I look a lot I am delighted to be looking like -- he is all which I doubt but look good let me -- not kill the good news.
That the problem with this is -- living a whole lot longer that means pension payments have to be -- of -- whole lot longer period.
I'm -- -- -- -- that longevity these increases in life expectancy.
Of going to force the reform of social security and Medicaid Medicare I should say.
And 81 number.
In 1935 starting out social security life expectancy 61 point seven -- up fast forward to 2010.
Life expectancy 78.
Point seven years and increase that's seventeen years in three generations off now with not change the funding for Social Security we still raise money in the same way and yet we're living seventies -- longer.
And by the year 2050.
Life expectancy is 86.
They're tired and then studies that we could decency life expectancies of 8590 or 100 -- is it.
Like expected averages of 85 to a hundred years old and you've got to pay for what you know how you gonna do that.
It cost a lot of money by the way I -- people are feeling better but that cost a lot of money -- these medications cost a lot of money the surgeries you have as you get -- of course a lot of money.
So it does cost a lot more to take care of a seven -- year an eighty year old.
I just sort of -- into.
Look at the states in America which are in financial trouble California Illinois New York etc.
look at the cities Detroit and so on down the line what's the problem.
It's pensions the promises we made to pay a retired state look at us forever -- As long as they live and then living longer putting in enormous strain on state finances you can retire to state government look at the age of 55.
You -- -- authority is -- a very high pension -- which has to be -- but you cannot pay for it.
And then on top of all that your point is as these folks skating -- go from 55 to seven -- eighty.
That their medical bills go up and up and up and up and we're not doing anything to to refresh that cash influx we can't pay for.
-- -- entire health insurance system as we've talked about on this program is geared towards hospitalization.
Very high tech solutions you know this cost a tremendous amount of money so as Stewart was saying Medicare that's the reason Medicare is going bankrupt we're heading to.
A lot of -- to help with -- stuck because he he he was saying in this in this law this bill -- became law.
That we were gonna do more preventative care fifty people well before they got to that point.
Well real preventative care is it doesn't even occur in a doctor's office or hospital it occurs before you ever get sick.
And I don't think Obama Caroline looks at that Obama care what it is is an extension a very comprehensive insurance to millions more people that's very very expensive.
I think said the beginning of this you've got to change the retirement age why should a 65 year old qualify for Medicare now.
If we're already saying they're way way better health and a 65 -- -- old ones back in 1940.
Let's do there's been so there's been 00.
Appetite for raising that old Tammany -- you -- I knew I won here by one year and people were apoplectic and it wasn't like one year right now.
You're you're about to turn 65 and we're gonna -- it was in twenty years then we'll raise it one year and it was all.
Have you want demagogued to death if you suggest raising the retirement -- to the AARP comes right out and says you are rubbing seniors you're denying them their rights you can't do that.
And seniors vote and politicians listen.
Got to seniors and their representatives.
Even if some information being put out as bad information you know even if they wouldn't be -- -- actual seniors would not be affected its people.
You know we're much younger who many years from now be affected quickly -- -- Here's the American they're not getting the care that they were promised anyway when they when they sign up for Medicare in this particular my payroll check there were looking forward to something that we don't have anymore winner of the doctors would have the nurses we don't have the access to care so Medicare patients are being -- one way or the other we needed to be reform on.
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