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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Waiting lists and Retirement

"I don't think I've read in your newsletters anywhere that people shouldn't be just worried about the increased waiting lists for health treatment in the public sector they should be worried about the government running out of money to the point that care for the ill will fall back on those closest to those who are sick.

The people who are reading your newsletter are likely to find themselves dependant on their own family for care in old age if they don't have private medical cover that's if they don't find out sooner in having to care for their parents, govt will simply raise the benchmark to qualify for state funded care as more and more people queue up due to increased failing health. If they think its bad now just wait till the generations that have grown up on junk food en masse require ongoing healthcare at a younger and younger age".


Gary Moller comments:
This issue about who is going to care for you in your old age is one of the leading reasons for promoting a natural approach to health care. With the tsunami of Baby-Boomers hitting old age and the younger generations already suffering diseases that were once associated with being old, Wayne is quite right to be very concerned. The present healthcare setup is unsuitable for dealing with modern ailments. Blowouts in waiting lists and budgets are going to get much, much worse.

I agree with Wayne; if you don't think we have a problem, read my newsletter "will you be caring for your grandchildren?".

Question: What will you be doing during your old age?

Wayne recommended health insurance. I do not have private health insurance and do not encourage it because I think this is part of the problem (more about this in a later blog).

In the meantime, the best we can do is adopt the lifestyle of a free range creature as compared to that of the domesticated and pampered type. This means regular outdoors exercise, good food and cultivating a sense of independence and self-sufficiency. It also means instilling similar practices and attitudes in our children.

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