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As baby boomers age, the need for long-term care will grow

Millions of families are beginning to grapple with the one major health expense for which most Americans are not insured: long-term care.

Currently, about 10 million seniors rely on others for daily care. That number will increase as more baby boomers enter old age. Nearly 7 in 10 people will need some form of long-term care after turning 65, according to the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute.

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