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Senior health: Does your insurance plan pay for elder care?
Los Altos Town Crier

In less than four decades, the senior population in the U.S. will double. At last count, the total was 41 million, and it will multiply to more than twice that by 2050. Globally, the number of people 65 and older expands from 531 million to 1.5 billion. Countries like Japan, South Korea and Germany will find their majority population to be over the age of 50.

Last July, the once-in-a-decade White House Conference on Aging gathered. Senior care experts, members of the legislature and President Barack Obama joined in the discussions.