In 1999, the government launched Healthy People 2010, an ambitious project to narrow the disparities in health outcomes for different groups. But it failed. Now that health care reform has passed, it's time for Healthy People 2020.
A new study released by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy revealed that even when African-Americans had a good education and well-paying jobs, they could not achieve the wealth of their white peers.
There are about three times more cosmetic surgeons than geriatricians in the U.S., a fact that speaks volumes about how we view aging in this country. We're utterly unprepared for the coming "silver tsunami".