Why are life expectancy gains stalling?

Is a slowdown of life expectancy gains really something to worry about, or is it only to be anticipated now that lives are so long?

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Life expectancy worries – in some places

In some countries, life expectancy improvements are now not just slowing down, but for some groups within national populations, stalling and even going backwards.  This post confirms New Zealand has fared better than Australia, and both are in a better position than Great Britain (GB).

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Changing plans on pension age – why?

A change of government means the age of eligibility for New Zealand’s public pension will stay at 65. Meanwhile, the UK hastens its state pension age increase to 68.

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