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Increasing age of Swiss residents

The migros magazine today has an article that says that in less than 10 years there will be more people older than 60, than younger than 20...

How do we pay for them?
I know that our medical insurance will go up by 25% next year - if we wish to keep the same level. We have reduced the level because we can't afford this.

Or would it be best just to import a bunch of working aged foreigners to support the economy - that way you don't have to support them through the cost of schooling. Will their level of expertise be as high as the locals? Will the locals then lose their culture - like the Romans did when they started importing slaves to do the dirty work?

Another option is breeding though there are a number of you out there, dead set against this.

Another option is 50 points for persons sporting a walking frame on the zebra crossing..

Thoughts? Or - don't care, won't care for another 35 years - when I am 60....
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Old 07.12.2009, 19:27
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Well, Couchepin will have the last laugh. The retirement age will rise to 67 and beyond. Just remember, when AHV was introduced, the average lifespan in Switzerland was a bit short of 66. Folks enjoyed only a couple of months of retirement ...
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Old 07.12.2009, 20:31
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Well, Couchepin will have the last laugh. The retirement age will rise to 67 and beyond. Just remember, when AHV was introduced, the average lifespan in Switzerland was a bit short of 66. Folks enjoyed only a couple of months of retirement ...
Statistics are misleading. To give a practical example. Let's assume I become 90 (or more). Then together with my brother who only became 46, it will be 136 together and so 68 by "average" . In the 1950ies and 60ies I knew quite many people who were above 80.

Just as it is about the saying that "500 years ago people did not become old". But Andrea Doria ........ (born Nov. 30, 1466, Oneglia, Duchy of Milan — died Nov. 25, 1560, Genoa) ...... made it to 94.

The father in law of my Godfather made it to 98, but his granddaughter only to 50. Both together then 148 and so by average just 74
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Well, Couchepin will have the last laugh. The retirement age will rise to 67 and beyond. Just remember, when AHV was introduced, the average lifespan in Switzerland was a bit short of 66. Folks enjoyed only a couple of months of retirement ...
i'm not *that* old - i have yet to find my first grey hair tho my father started going grey at 18..

the wrinkles i attribute to sailing and playing in the mountains - i'd rather have wrinkles and have fun in life

anyways, does it not worry you that there may not be enough people working in a few years, to "keep the systems going"?
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