Is a longer life expectancy for sale? See what happens when you don’t have to take half doses of your medication and can afford a healthier life-style, a gym, hiking trails, and things that are out of reach for those living in poverty, watching every penny.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — This prosperous community is the picture of the good and ever longer life — just what policymakers have in mind when they say that raising the eligibility age for Social Security and Medicare is a fair way to rein in the nation’s troublesome debt.
The county’s plentiful and well-tended golf courses teem with youthful-looking retirees. The same is true on the county’s 41 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, abundant tennis courts and extensive network of biking and hiking trails.