By Jeff Bartelli, Staff Editor

The Baby Boom generation is beginning to retire, and communities around the country have not begun to prepare. As this generation grays, it will need better public transit, walkable cities and neighborhoods, better health care, and active workers to support them. The United States is continuously bickering over policies that would provide for the boomers and the generations that follow them. Boomers themselves are struggling to survive, even returning to school in the hopes of getting jobs to replace everything they lost in the last recession. Forward-thinking policies should be implemented now to serve all Americans. Solutions to health care challenges, Social Security's long-term solvency, and inadequate transportation infrastructure are critical for serving Baby Boomers and everybody else. The longer politicians delay, the more it will cost the country in the long run, and the more U.S. citizens will struggle.

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