We are All Living too Long
This will probably upset a lot of people but I need to get it out. People are just living too long. Our society spends the majority of health funds on the elderly. They are constantly at the doctors looking for a "cure" for simple old age.
Of course, medicare will pay for expensive procedures and operations that younger people are unable to obtain because medicare is "good insurance." Is it just me or are the depression era elders more entitled than the rest of us?? I cannot tell you the horrendous drivers that I see on the road and they are all in their eighties. They also have "good insurance" so when a car is crashed it is usually just replaced with another big car.
I struggle financially all the time. I was not in a generation that could buy a brand new house and a new car every year. I realize that generation suffered as children but do we have to suffer now. When I read of all the adult children taking care of their parents - who really are not that nice to them - it infuriates me.
That generation did not have to take care of their parents as they "passed on" when it was time and the medical field was not keeping them alive to suck out all the medicare benefits.
There will be no social security for workers today yet so much of my paycheck goes to keeping the elderly secure - even though they are much better off than myself. I love my parents but am not willing to give up my life for them.
Today, people who are sick can still live for another 15 years provided someone else gives up their independence and life to help them. Is that fair???