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Veterans at the Greenridge Place Memory Care Community on November 10, 2017. Photo: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images

A recent Health Affairs analysis found that most middle-income seniors aged 75 to 84 will not be able to afford long-term care including senior housing or assisted living in the next decade.

The big picture: The authors project that there will be 14.4 million middle-income seniors in America by 2029. Roughly 60% of those seniors "will have mobility limitations" and 20% "will have high health care and functional needs." However, 54% of those seniors will not have the financial resources to pay for senior housing — and the often necessary care provided there.

Details: The authors identify middle-income seniors as those in the 41st to the 80th percentile of the individual financial resource distribution of 2014 seniors. The authors also state that this diverse group of seniors will become more educated in the next decade, which should result in lower poverty levels.

Go deeper: More than half of federal spending will soon be dedicated to seniors

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8 Senate Democrats vote against adding $15 minimum wage to COVID relief

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Eight Democratic senators on Friday voted against Sen. Bernie Sanders' amendment to ignore a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian and add a $15 minimum wage provision to the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package.

The state of play: The vote was held open for hours on Friday afternoon — even after every senator had voted — due to a standoff in negotiations over the next amendments that the Senate will take up.

CDC: Easing mask mandates led to higher COVID cases and deaths

Customer at a supermarket chain in Austin, Texas. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images

Easing mask restrictions and on-site dining have increased COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to a study out Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why it matters: The report's findings converge with actions from governors this week easing mask mandates and announcing plans to reopen nonessential businesses like restaurants.