Sunday, October 26, 2008

This is a healthcare crisis?

Juxtaposing a couple of Dad29's recent posts, that graph came to mind.

I stole the image and the following directly from William M. Briggs, Statistician.

This is because both presidential candidates, and of course many other people, nervously claim that there is a “Health Care Crisis! We have to do something!”

Yes, it’s so bad that the people are living longer and longer and longer… This picture says that whatever the crisis is, it clearly doesn’t have to do with that part of health that keeps people alive. I would argue that that part is the most important; apparently, others disagree.

The graph shows that the odds for survival of older Americans have nearly doubled in the last 50 years. That looks more like a retirement funding crisis than a healthcare crisis to me. But what do I know? I am not a doctor or an actuary.

I really fear the Obama-Ayers Final Solution to these "crises."

I'm still waiting for McCain or the Republicans to put up an ad reporting the Obama-Democrat plans to take away our 401(k). Talk about front page news, this has far more significance to far more Americans than any of the Bill Ayers distractions.

If their plan is implemented, I think there will be a real CRISIS in the United States. The dreams of Bill Ayers or Jefferson Davis may finally come true.

1 comment:

Dad29 said...

Well, in a way, the "health care crisis" is directly related to the refusal of older people to die.

They now live in nursing homes and, frankly, suck up a lot of medical attention and $$.

That's simple econ 101; the resources ARE going into older people.

Your over-riding point, of course, is a valid concern: the only way to reduce health-care expenditures is to reduce the number of health-care liabilities.

Like the old folks.

Buy more ammo.