The nation's actuaries used the State of the Union Tuesday to call on President Obama and Congress to address the needs of the nation's aging population in the last two years of his administration.

"A concerted national strategy on policies to support systems such as retirement security and lifetime income, health care and long-term care for the elderly and public programs such as Social Security and Medicare, is long overdue," the organization said.

It noted that Social Security turns 80 this year and that Medicare turns 50. 

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