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Seniors: Being Pushed to Make Choices

May 18th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Social Security and Medicare, if you believe some pundits and politicians, is in deep and serious trouble. The cacophony of voices and cries to reduce health care and support by way of social security rises with the tide of political discourse. It is a frightening moment for those who count on these benefits, “entitlements.” It is agonizing for those who are nearing the age when they would or will or might.

This is a scary moment for a society. Unemployment figures indicate that hordes of people are not able any longer to bring home a living wage for themselves and their families. The growth of the national debt has spiraled into the trillions. The costs of running this country become more expensive by the quadrennium. The loss of industry and manufacturing has left a major hole in the health of our national productivity.