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Look at the Boomers! The first wave, born 1945, will turn 70 in three years. What is their life expectancy, and the life expectancy of the millions that will follow? The last wave, born in 1964, will turn 70 in 2034. How many of them will need health care into their 80s, or 90s?


RoeDapple 5 years, 10 months ago

Doggone it Ag, I just don't know what to tell you . . . I was born in '48 so I guess you might say I'm in the first wave through. I'm in fairly good shape but high mileage so unless they get them death panels in place I could be milkin' the system for a while.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 10 months ago

Agaroonie, in 2065, Generation Whatever will ask the same question.

RoeDapple 5 years, 10 months ago

"Well, when 30% of your Social Security goes to Coors, and 40% goes to RJ Reynolds, what do you expect?" - Ag


Except that I quit smoking when I was 23 and drank more before I turned 21 than I have since.


RoeDapple 5 years, 10 months ago

P.S. - I have never voted against others receiving the same great benefits I enjoy with my retirement, although I may have voted for representatives who did. For that I apologize. How about posting the names of state representatives who backed this so I can "reconsider" in the next election?

RoeDapple 5 years, 10 months ago

Not such a good apple all the time. Been known to be a little sour . . . er, bitter? ;-)

Richard Heckler 5 years, 10 months ago

Medicare Single Payer Insurance for All the one substantial solution.

    • Easy to Implement: Medicare has been in existence since 1966, it provides healthcare to those 65 and older, and satisfaction levels are high. The structure is already in place and can be easily expanded to cover everyone. /
    • Simple: One entity – established by the government – would handle billing and payment at a cost significantly lower than private insurance companies. Private insurance companies spend about 31% of every healthcare dollar on administration. Medicare now spends about 3%. /
    • Real Choice: An expanded and improved Medicare for All would provide personal choice of doctors and other healthcare providers. While financing would be public, providers would remain private. As with Medicare, you choose your doctor, your hospital, and other healthcare providers. /
    • State and Local Tax Relief: Medicare for All would assume the costs of healthcare delivery, thus relieving the states and local governments of the cost of healthcare, including Medicaid, and as a result reduce State and local tax burdens. /
    • Expanded coverage: Would cover all medically necessary healthcare services – no more rationing by private insurance companies. There would be no limits on coverage, no co-pays or deductibles, and services would include not only primary and specialized care but also prescription drugs, dental, vision, mental health services, and long-term care. /
    • Everyone In, Nobody Out: Everyone would be eligible and covered. No longer would doctors ask what insurance you have before they treat you. /
    • No More Overpriced Private Health Insurance: Medicare for All would eliminate the need for private health insurance companies who put profit before healthcare, unfairly limit choice, restrict who gets coverage, and force people into bankruptcy. /
    • Lower Costs: Most people will pay significantly less for healthcare. Savings will be achieved in reduced administrative costs and in negotiated prices for prescription drugs. /


Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 10 months ago

I was born in 1945 and I plan on living to be one hundred. I am now listening to my doctor, turns out he was right all along. Go figure! I am not going anywhere, anytime soon, so deal.

camper 5 years, 10 months ago

I am all for taking care of everyone. I do resent a little bit the baby boomers who do not seem to care too much for the younger generations. They came up thru the best of times historically speaking. Me too. I could see how a recent college graduate would resent me a little bit.....I's born in 1968. In my day everyone was driving them big SUV's and living high on the hog. I notice the cars are a bit different now when commuting to work.....much smaller and older.

classclown 5 years, 9 months ago

"... I plan on living to be one hundred."


There's your problem right there. Why is everyone so infatuated with living as long as they possibly can? What's wrong with simply living well?

It should be about getting the most out of your life, not how long you can drag it out.

simplykristib 5 years, 9 months ago

I am in the last wave of the baby boomers!

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