June 5, 2000 Editors Note: On May 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an outline of HHS programs and initiatives for aging citizens. The report notes that the baby boom generation is growing older and that "Americans continue to enjoy longer, healthier lives," so the older population of Americans is growing rapidly. However, millions of older adults do live with chronic illnesses and "must rely upon family, friends, and public support systems to help them manage their everyday lives." President Clinton and HHS Secretary Shalala have committed nearly $2.6 . . .
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