Anyone under 30 should fully expect to never see a Medicare dollar to help pay for health care when they reach the appropriate age. As continued evidence of those slimming chances “60 Minutes” reported last night on an effort to increase both quantity and quality of life through Resveratrol—the substance found commonly in red wine:
The implications of an extended life are large for Medicare—even if the promises include a reduced prevalence of disease. So any health care reform must be adaptable…isn’t that a big part of the problem now? A reimbursement system founded on the health care delivery realities of 50+ years ago? Science has advanced, the way we pay for that science needs to as well.