Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mortgage crisis pales compared to Medicare crisis

By: Dr. Barry Sears

Right now the mortgage crisis is the top economic concern of most Americans. In fact, today the average mortgage debt for a typical family is about $90,000, which is owed to someone. But new figures about the debt the US government has piled up in terms of unpaid obligations (primarily for Medicare) are far more disturbing. These obligations can only be met by increasing taxes. Today the average debt in the form of unpaid taxes per family is more than $500,000. This is a debt load that makes virtually every family in America bankrupt. This potential debt loan will only get worse in 2011 when the first baby boomers reach age 65 and can begin to access the virtually free medical care that Medicare provides. The unfunded liabilities of Medicare are based on the assumption that people are going to be a lot sicker in the future. If you change that dynamic, then the economics also change. The key is Zone Diet coupled with high-dose fish oil. Together they reduce the inflammation that drives chronic disease. The more that people take control of their health future, the less they have to rely on government largesse. However, time is running out. And if nothing is done, then in three years we will wish for the good old days when trying to figure out how to pay the mortgage was a family’s biggest concern.

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