Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Why do we insist on calling longevity a health care crisis?

Time After Surgery , a blog site written by um ... me ... reports GOOD NEWS on the future of heart valve replacement surgery.

When we talk about the rising cost of health care, and the so called crisis in health care, it is important to remember that a big reason we have this so-called crisis is people like me. I had a health problem, it was fixed, and now I can look forward to a long life, with lots of good things, and more health problems, which will cost more money.

Ten years ago, I would have been dead, and I wouldn't have added costs to the system. As you might imagine, I prefer to add costs to the system.

Such Dick Jane and Sally stuff, and yet, I never hear it said anywhere.