05/07/2014 10:19 am ET Updated May 07, 2014

America Is About To Get Really Old

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Today, one in seven Americans is over 65.

In 15 years, one in five Americans will be over 65.

The gray boom is inevitable and it's happening for two simple reasons. The first reason is that all Americans are living longer (except, for mysterious reasons, poor women).

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