This poignant column in the Washington Post by a Minnesota physician states well the dilemma we have gotten ourselves into with regard to health care and the elderly.
And this column puts in stark contrast the financial problem we face with health care:
We are on a collision course between our wish to live longer, healthier lives and our capacity to pay for that wish. Whether we can somehow avoid the collision is perhaps the most important domestic issue of this century.
Health care ranks right up there with global warming, nuclear weapons, and peak oil as a major problem facing us as a society.