The country is broke. Most dont understand this yet (FReepers mostly do).
Ok, for the sake of argument, I’ll give you that. BUT what if a ‘senior’ can pay out of pocket for a hip transplant or a heart bypass. Are you going to deny them those options because the country is broke? I did say they would pay for it themselves.
As I currently understand it, under Obamacare there would be no option for private pay of these operations. All medicine being practiced in the U.S. will ‘eventually’ be single payer, ie. ‘Government’. And that is where the ‘Death Panels’ come into play. Even if you can pay for it yourself you will be denied if you are no longer an ‘Economic asset’ to the nation.
Those folks will go offshore. Likely Caribbean locations a short plane ride from Florida.
The best and brightest of the US med profession will set up clinics to service exactly that type of clientele. I’ve already told several good friends in medical support professions to be looking to get in on the early waves of this trend.