The current state of the economy has everyone concerned. Whether it’s about the banking system, the automobile industry, the price of gasoline or healthcare, the issues are plenty. It’s clear we can’t rely on a healthcare system that needs an overhaul. While the incoming 2009 administration favors leaving “Medicare intact for older and disabled Americans” it also promises “to guarantee affordable, accessible health care coverage for all Americans.” Considering that the current Medicare hospitalization system (Part A) will be out of funding in 2019 and the current Medicaid system is overburdened because Americans have been taught to “rely on the government”, this guaranteed promise is nearly impossible without increasing taxes. And since there is difficulty administering the current government plans while keeping costs in check, how can the government proceed to initiate new plans without fixing the current system? More campaign promises unfulfilled.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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