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Aging population putting strain on shrinking health care workforce

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's aging population will only increase the strains on health care in the next decade.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association released its latest report, which tracks trends in health care: including the impact of baby boomers on it.

"What's really become clear is that the silver tsunami is here," said Vice President Ann Zenk. "It's here to stay."

The workforce is already strained, and suffering from gaps in the system.

With health care needs becoming more critical and advanced over the next few decades, 27 News is digging into what the problems are and how health care professionals are working to fix them.

Watch Thursday at 10 p.m.

Sara Maslar-Donar

Reporter, WKOW 27 News

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