’40s Baby Boomers Strain Healthcare System

The baby boom of the 1940s is to have a severe impact on Swedish healthcare in the coming years, write two professors in a debate article in Swedish daily, Dagens Nyheter.

Sweden’s aging population will treble healthcare costs within the next 30 years as the boomers reach 65.

By 2040 a quarter of the population will be of pensionable age.

The only way the system can cope with such an increase is to cut public expenses in other areas, find a new way to finance the care or increase taxes, says the report.

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