Officials predict that in a few years the total will be as high.
By 2030, federal officials predict, there will be 72 million older people, about 20 percent of Americans.
Officials predicted that construction under the $2.5 billion plan would begin by early next year.
The court has 180 days to reach a decision, but most officials predicted that it would rule before then.
Congressional officials predicted an energy bill would get to the floor this year.
Officials predict that it will take several more days to fix.
Officials predict that the next 10 days could prove critical.
By the end of the decade, officials predict, there will be 30,000.
But American officials predicted that the full $1 billion probably would not be imposed all at once.
But the decline was far less than Japanese officials had predicted for 1988.