Report: Aging N.H. Population Will Reshape Health Care System

Sep 22, 2014

A New Hampshire Center for Public Policy study predicts the state's aging population will reshape its health care system.

The center's annual report, titled "What Is New Hampshire," says that by the year 2020, nearly 20 percent of the state's population will be 65 or older, a dramatic jump from 13.5 percent in 2010.

The report also notes that the economy is changing significantly.

The last four years mark the first time in 40 years that New Hampshire's job growth rate — less than 1 percent — lags behind regional and national rates. And the state between 2000 and 2010 experienced the slowest rate of GDP in 40 years, increasing just 11.8 percent versus a high of 75 percent from 1980 to 1990.

Read the study here.