It is ironic that the AARP and other noted senior citizen advocacy groups are sucking up to the Obama Care plan even though it is going against the needs of the members of their organizations. According to the Local, an English language Swedish newspaper, an elderly woman was suffering from spinal stenosis, which causes cramping, pain and numbness in the back.
Although her condition was treatable, the doctors told her that she was too old for the surgery at age 83. Since this woman did not want to deal with unbearable pain and end up having to use a wheelchair, she ended up visiting a private hospital and spending 17,000 USD to get her back in order.
Yes, a public option is going to cost us so much in taxes where we will be taxed to cover the population, but when you hit the target in age, don’t expect that your taxes will help pay for the medical care you will need in your golden years. Better get a health care savings account to be paired with your retirement so you can be prepared for life’s emergencies.