Monday, August 24, 2009

Baby Boomers and Healthcare

Take Charge of Your Healthcare

The Baby Boomers are a huge population in the American economy. In 2011 the first of the 78 million baby boomers will be turning 65 and with it will be eligible for Medicare. This population will continue to grow for the next 20 years due to the population growth in the years following World War II. By 2030, this population will be 71.5 million people over the age of 65. This number is a massive 20 percent of the population.

In view of this information is it unbelievable that the Obama Administration could possibly believe that Americans would favor cuts to eliminate many Medicare provisions. It is also foolish to believe that these senior citizens who have worked all their lives and contributed in good times and bad times to this economy would be willing to accept the current attempt to marginalize their lives and make them feel as if it is time to get out of the way for a new generation.

While it may be extreme to call the attempts to institute consultations about creating living wills and advanced directives, death panels; anyone who knows the views of the individuals who are pushing this on the American people should be extremely skeptical of their motives.

There is no doubt that creating access to healthcare for people is important. But to say that our healthcare system is totally broken is a flat out lie and should not be accepted by Americans. Senior citizens are a significant portion of the population and should not hesitate to let this government know that as a people we know our rights and will not accept such treatment. Your vote counts and you should be watching these people and taking names. Make your list and check it twice! Elections are coming!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. Health Data Interactive. [Date of access].
AFB Senior Site.

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