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Lions Roar : Nov 2007
SHAMBHALA SUN NOVEMBER 2007 85 body finally recognized how much I’m worth,” she exclaimed. “What you see is a high-maintenance body. There must be fifty people making a living off of me. Why, I’m a walking medical gold mine.” She blithely rattled off her medical re- cord: cataract surgery, hearing aid, den- tures, quadruple heart bypass, double hip replacement, gall bladder removal, podi- atric care, arthritis—I had to admire her sense of humor. It showed that she was glad to be alive, despite the ailments. And I was glad she was alive, too, because, as she went on to tell me, she spends most of her retirement time at volunteer activi- ties with children and shut-ins, valuable community service for no pay. Calculated by the hour at a fair wage, she is probably paying back a lot of her doctors’ bills. As the Mamies of the world multiply, the United States, along with all the indus- trial nations, will discover that health care is the highest stage of industrial develop- ment. We will become a health care econo- my with the same spontaneous consensus that led us to span the continent with rail- roads. Money spent on and money earned from health care are already fast becom- ing a major economic indicator; in the future they may become the major indi- cator. Caring for Mamie will account for more and more paychecks. Providing the medical miracles, pharmaceuticals, and prosthetic equipment she needs will earn more and more businesses and investors fat profits. Discovering ways to solve the tricky biological problems of aging will become a primary attraction for our best scientific and technological talents. Lacking an ecological context, conserva- tive economists approach the issue of aging in a state of alarm. They see in the needs of the elderly nothing but fiscal disaster. They are wrong. But in any case, ignor- ing the demands that age and mortality place upon us is an exercise in fantasy. Is that not what we so often hear just below the surface of the debate on Medicare and Medicaid—a childish complaint that age and death cannot be wished away? If “progress” means lying to ourselves about the nature of human existence, then we must have a new criterion of progress. ♦ WWHAT WILL YOUR LEGACY LOOK LIKE? While aging, sickness and death are inevitable, financial crisis may be optional. Long-term care fractures families. We view long-term care insurance as a compassionate act. A practical approach to practice - later on. We specialize in Long-Term Care Insurance, it is the only thing we do. LONG-TERM CARE — AN INSURABLE RISK Toll-free: 888.793.6111 (9-5 EST) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit our website at: www.retirementguard.com/maitri A percentage of our profits go to dharma activity. NOV 78-103.indd 85 NOV 78-103.indd 85 8/29/07 2:24:02 PM 8/29/07 2:24:02 PM