Somewhere between history and science fiction lies our future and I'm concerned. History tells us that years ago the average lifespan was forty, you reached forty and you were old! A combination of science and environment has slowly extended that number and now eighty is more the norm. I mentioned science fiction because of the many plots of a future world in which no one is allowed to live beyond a predetermined age. Good citizens who reach their magic number report to a termination facility and it's lights out! This brings us to our current healthcare crisis, too many people uninsured and too little money to fix the problem. Maybe we are just living too long for our own good? Society could better provide for the young and those under forty if everyone over that age would just go away. Legislation would be required to accomplish such a radical approach to our problem, but we may be headed there anyway. I'm all for it, if that's what it takes to save Americans and improve healthcare. Since laws are usually not retroactive, anyone over the age of forty at the time it becomes law would naturally be grandfathered and safe. Hey, it works for me and if you're a good American vote yes.
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