How old will I be in 11 years when Medicare’s Trust Fund goes bankrupt?
I’ll be sixty.
Five years before I’m eligible for the program.
I mean, I’m entitled to healthcare! Just like everybody else. Free is for me! Doesn’t anybody care about this?
So, how old will you be when Medicare goes belly-up?
And who will take care of all of us 60-year olds when we start really needing healthcare because we have been unable to “prevent” ailments or impose cost controls because we have to insure the ubiquitous “47 million ” as we accelerate the pace to assure that hundreds of millions more of us will join these ranks in just eleven years?
But not just any doctors. There will be doctors who are risk-averse and will stay with the system, and entrepreneurial doctors who have opted out of the rat race: a two-tiered system.
Oh, sure, there’ll be “universal (‘free’) healthcare” for all - after all that sounds so politically-correct. But the system we rely on today is dying a rapid death.
One way or another, look for Americans to shoulder more and more of the healthcare costs through taxes, or mandates, or higher deductibles or more and more rationing as government invades physicians’ space.
Just to support the ridiculous bureaucratic machine that is healthcare today.
But we as patients could make a difference if we just took an interest in our own well-being.
Maybe there’s a better way...
Perhaps we should just declare Medicare dead now and wake up to the reality so we can finally start working on a healthcare reform package that will be sustainable rather than perpetuating this ruse through empty promises.