I submit this news article as my case as to why health care will burden the workers of this nation to destruction. There is no way to solve the health care issue without establishing some sort of restrictions on medical procedures afforded persons over 70 years of age. To believe that unlimited health care, regardless of age, or future independent lifestyle, can be given to all Americans is pure folly, and constitutes irresponsibility and denial of reality..........leading directly to socialism. And this said, I don't see the leaders of the Republican party moving in a direction away from the "Disney World" life as proposed by the "mentally challenged" Democrats. Our population is more than twice that which would afford all Americans a way of life that compared to that of the 1950's. And the world population is even more out of control. The reality is that there is a limited quantity of raw materials to be distributed between the worlds population, and as the population grows and grows, each living person on earth is guaranteed a smaller and smaller portion of these resources. Reality Bites. But just for something to use as a measure of reality, note this fact: In 1910 the average American lived to the ripe old age of 47. Can this nation, or any nation, afford to have millions upon millions of persons producing nothing more than work for persons in the medical industry? When man can not curb his own self inflated importance of "self", Nature will silently take charge, and do what is necessary to return balance to existence. But this move by Nature will not be a pretty sight. Proving once again that man is not capable of ruling himself.
Lord Howard Hurts
SARASOTA (AP) -
New Census data shows that Sarasota and Charlotte counties have the most percentage of residents 85 or older in Florida.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that age group is also the fastest-growing in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. The population group now makes up more than 5 percent of Sarasota County's population for the first time. It outnumbers children under five by nearly 5,000 -- the biggest gap in the state.
In all but five Florida counties, the under-five age group outnumbers the older group. But statewide, the 85-and-older group was the fastest-growing from 2010 to 2011.
Experts say that while those in that older age group bring great wealth to Florida as they migrate from other states, they also are straining the state's long-term care system, funded largely by Medicaid.