- The expenditure on healthcare in Europe rises rapidly after the age of 65
- The graph below from the Economic Policy Committee’s report shows citizens aged 65 and over account for increasing levels of healthcare spending - far more than any other population group.
- EU policy-makers warn that public spending on healthcare will rise by 4% to around 8% of GDP over the next few decades
- '.....that the budgetary impact of ageing is substantial, making it more difficult for Member States to comply with the budgetary requirements of EMU....'
Source: Economic Policy Committee - % of healthcare spending rises rapidly from age 65
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