Since Medicare was established in 1965, access to care has enabled older Americans to avoid becoming disabled and to travel and live independently instead of languishing in nursing homes. But legislation now being rushed through Congress—H.R. 3200 and the Senate Health Committee Bill—will reduce access to care, pressure the elderly to end their lives prematurely, and doom baby boomers to painful later years.
From "GovernmentCare's Assault on Seniors" by Betsy McCaughey in today's WSJ.
(Another good reason, I would say, to quit smoking, start exercising, and reduce or eliminate animal protein from one's diet.)