With ObamaCare now becoming reality, this from the UK Daily Mail is interesting.
“German pensioners are being sent to care homes in Eastern Europe and Asia in what has been described as an ‘inhumane deportation.’ Rising numbers of the elderly and sick are moved overseas for long-term care because of sky-high costs at home. Some private healthcare providers are even building homes overseas, while state insurers are also investigating whether they can care for their clients abroad. Experts describe a ‘time bomb’ of increasing numbers unable to afford the growing costs of retirement homes.”
The story in Germany is that retirees are being “deported” to countries where the cost of care is less expensive. The cost of care, at some point, reaches a cost that is unaffordable when costs continue to rise. And we all certainly know that if Government is involved, the cost will be unaffordable fairly quickly.
Who thinks this can’t happen here? We know that the President has made huge cuts to Medicare and we know that health care costs are going to skyrocket, even more than has been the case for many years.
Well, I guess we can look at the bright side here in the US. We have some nice warm tropical locations nearby. Since we are outsourcing everything to Mexico, do you think this might be the next stop?
Where are the families of these seniors? The only thing older folks really care about is spending time with their families. How on earth will families be able to spend any time together with so much distance in between?
What a silly question. After all, isn't the objective to save money. What an oxymoron that is if government is in the equasion.