I agree we need to address the problem. I for one don't think the government should be providing ANY health care. I support canceling medicare (it's never gonna happen, elderly have a great lobby). What I find ludicrous about this situation is the hypocrisy of people who not only have
single payer health care provided, but also consume a huge percentage of the nation's health care resource, complaining about government health care for the rest of the population. The rest of the population who don't consume anywhere near the resources of the elderly.
The breakdown of expenditures by age is interesting.
Per capita annual health care cost by age bracket
Source: HHS http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalHealthEx ... AgePHC.asp
Health care won't be fixed until we accept in the end everyone dies.