Posts Tagged ‘ senior citizen politics ’

HEALTH INSURANCE SHOULD NOT BE A POLITICAL FOOTBALL

Sep 24th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

For those of us past 65, current retirees, the tossing around of health insurance, as a political football, gives us pause. One speech vilifies so called “Obamacare,” while another extols its virtues.

One 24 hour media blitz tells us that health care will not be touched under the Republican candidate, while the next tells us it will be targeted for dissolution on day one of the new administration.

Which is it? Who and what are we trust? Those whose health issues are significant enough to cause pause and worry wonder. It is no small matter to see the political football being tossed to and fro, and



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 09/23/12

Sep 23rd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Good Morning, Seniors. In 7 days we will come to the end of September, another month’s passing and we will be at the threshold of November. A few days beyond that, well, you know.

Knowing and doing are partners. Knowing means awareness. Doing means taking action. With the moon’s phases having gone through its autumnal routine and winter on its way, by November we will be ready to take the next step: action!

Well, maybe. Not so fast now. I have a little more digesting to do. The debates come in there somewhere.



Seniors: Why Take Politics Seriously

Apr 27th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Some declare they pay no attention to politics. Insinuating that whatever happens won ‘t be changed by their involvement in the political rush, they choose apathy and ignorance. Someone, when asked for a definition of apathy, replied “I don’t know and I don’t care.”

The sad part of this posture is that everything political affects us all. Handing over the reins of government to persons, with no checks and few balances, means we are prepared to live with the consequences. That is dangerous. Certainly it is doubly dangerous in a democracy. When the public chooses to disregard its birth right to vote, influence the outcome of negotiations over legislation and hold elected officials accountable, there can be no telling what the results will be.