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Gloom and Doom
By Alejandra Owens, March 26, 2008 09:32 AM
It's early, so I will rain on your parade and get it over with. Yesterday, the Social Security and Medicare Trustees report brought us some not very good news. The Cliff Notes version is that Medicare is facing a tough future, one that's not likely to get any easier if we contine to ignore the elephant in the room: skyrocketing heatlh care costs.
And Social Security also faces a tough outlook. It is a reminder that it's time for our political leaders to get to work on our nation's problems. Bottom line, the sooner we tackle these problems, the more feasible the solutions.
People say they are ready for the solution - a new survey out this week by the AFL-CIO on health care says it all. According to U.S. News and World Report:
Among those surveyed, 95 percent said health care in America needed fundamental change or a complete overhaul. Seventy-four percent of 18- to 29-year-olds said health care was a very important election issue, as did 80 percent of 50- to 64-year olds."
Sounds like pretty much everyone is ready for a change.