This is the day after.. or two. The debt ceiling was raised. America can borrow even more. For now the world does not have to face a global economic disaster. Naturally the root financial problems of the Western world were not resolved. If one is in debt and spending more than earned… getting a bigger loan without eliminating excess does not solve the dilemma… but simply pushes a bigger reckoning into the future.
A promise to stop spending cannot be kept… if… one does not cut the biggest, hardest to control, costs. The big costs facing the aging, diminishing Western population are unfunded pensions and health care.
Graph from USA Today article Medicare, Medicaid tab keeps growing (linked below). The bold is mine.
Excerpts from an August 2, 2011 USA Today article by Dennis Cauchon entitled “Medicare, Medicaid tab keeps growing” explains when it says: The costs of the government’s big health care programs are soaring again, expenses not tackled in the agreement President Obama signed into law Tuesday to raise the nation’s debt limit and cut federal spending.
Medicare and Medicaid spending rose 10% in the second quarter from a year earlier to a combined annual rate of almost $992 billion, according to new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The two programs are on track to rise $90 billion in 2011 and crack the $1 trillion milestone for the first time.
The debt limit and spending package approved by Congress and Obama don’t restrict costs of Medicare, Medicaid and other entitlement programs. The rapidly escalating costs of the health care programs will challenge lawmakers seeking to rein in federal spending in the future, especially in 2014, when coverage expands to people who are uninsured now.
The latest spending surge in federal health care is driven by more people getting more treatment, not by price increases. Health care inflation is at its lowest level in more than a decade — a 1.7% annual rate — but the aging population and the weak economy are sending more patients to government-financed care.
“It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” says Dan Mendelson of Avalere Health, an industry consulting firm in Washington, D.C. “There’s no way to control the federal budget without controlling entitlements. It’s just math.”
The reasons behind the math are quite simple. The population is aging. The young to old ratio is falling so there are less people who have to pay for more.
Sometime ahead the leaders of thee Western world… the USA in particular will have to face this issue but they will resist a resolution for as long as they can. A core difficulty is that the big problem is not national health care… but national health and national attitudes about personal responsibility.
This core problem is encouraged by three economic elements… insurance… pharmaceuticals and the food industry spend billions convincing Westerners to abdicate their responsibility for natural health. The alluring story is “Eat what you want”… “Get Health Insurance to Resolve the Results With a Pill FREE.”
This health and economic imbalance cannot continue forever. If you are planning on social health care, don’t. The benefits will… have to… be reduced. The simpler approach is to be healthy and take steps to keep or recover your natural health.
We have focused on natural health for many years. You can see many natural health tips at our web site www.naturalawakenings.com
We are always looking for EZ ways to help you improve your health and one way is to reduce stress. This is why we have created our “Natural Reminders” service.
A good memory is key to success in everything but…have you ever awakened in a cold sweat and realized that a loved one’s birthday was…yesterday.
You are not alone! Forgetfulness has become a plague created by technology and the stress of our fast paced world.
The Franklin Institute which researches learning writes about “Stress and Memory”:
“Chronic over-secretion of stress hormones adversely affects brain function, especially memory. Too much cortisol can prevent the brain from laying down a new memory, or from accessing already existing memories.”
“Natural Reminders” has the cure because the same technology that creates stress can also help your memory and make you loved just a bit more. Our new “Natural Reminders” service allows you to plug to in five birthdays, anniversaries and other important events and we will automatically send you a reminder to buy Fresh Ecuador roses or some other unique gift to have sent from you to the one’s you love.
Here is how Natural Reminders works.
- Add your name and email address to the free reminder service signup form (below). This service is totally FREE. There is no obligation to buy a gift.
- Add up to 5 reminder dates that you’d like to set-up (we’ll add more in future if the service proves popular)
- We’ll email you about 10 days before each event with a link where you can order natural gifts like Ecuador Roses.
Right now roses are the only gift we have… but you do not have to buy when you get the reminder. We’ll be adding other gifts as we go and when you get the reminder you can buy whatever is offered or… nothing at all. The reminder is our gift to you.
Never forget a loved one again. Be naturally gifted with our FREE Natural Reminders.
Over our 40 years of business, Merri and I have worked with and used the prodcuts and service of a number of wonderful businesses for many years. Each has a unique product or service that we love. These companies are headquartered in many places… Switzerland, Denmark, Ecuador, Spain, Canada as well as the USA and all of them offer global potential… business opportunity almost anywhere.
We write about many of the products of these companies often… though we are not paid.. but just because we like their products and hope you’ll enjoy them too.
We have started a program to help our readers create their own micro business working with these businesses as referrers, dealers and distributors.
What a match… tens of thousands of readers, many wanting to earn globally… meeting some great… really unique global businesses tied together with our communication system that can bring all this: training…. communicating and networking.
We are starting with these five businesses first.
#1: Jyske Global Asset Management (JGAM)
#2: Bio Wash
#3: Candace Newman Essential Oils
#5: Ecuador Imbabura Export Products
After attending our International Business and investing seminar on October 7-8-9, you will can qualify to work as a distributor and dealer with our programs any may be able to work with one of these businesses.
Enrolling in any of our online business development courses and attending one seminar provides full qualification to apply for all programs we provide for a year.
One specific way you can tap into this program is as an Ecuador rose distributor.
We provide three e-courses that can help you develop your own micro business that we designed to help you earn anywhere you live in the world.
You can work with our rose supplier Roberto Ribadeniera.
We have started the beta program and are focusing our International Business Made EZ online course and our International Business Made EZ seminars to help subscribers create a turnkey businesses.
The overall service can bring you the following benefits:
#1: Connect you via our our online course “International Business Made EZ” to here and now specific business opportunities.
#2: Keep you in touch with other readers in the program, share business tips, ideas contacts and even website support in some instances.
Part of the turnkey earning program is designed so we can rose distributors by referring readers in their locale to them. So for example if a referrer is in Miami, we will send special emails to our readers in that area, help organize mini seminars… etc.
We can zero in as close as 20 miles to a location so for example we can send a separate email to every reader within 20 miles of the address of a referrer. And although we won’t release the names in that area, we can send them a note of the opportunity.
We will also provide a referrer communication forum and update training as well as portfolio and investing ideas. We have general plans at this stage but find the best way to develop systems is to refine through action. We expect our beta program this year to clarify how we can best help our readers become referrers and how we can help them succeed.
Here is how the seven step turnkey global business program works:
Step one: Order at least one of the online courses.
Step two: Complete the course within 30 days. If at this stage you are not satisfied you can stop the program for a full refund.
Step three: Attend an International Investing and Business Seminar where you review all your turnkey business opportunities and complete your initial training at the seminar.
Step four: We put you in touch with the businesses you choose.
Step five: You complete the training the business provides.
Step six: We help you with our turnkey business systems such as our “Natural Reminder” service.
Step seven: We provide communication… ideas.. business tips and updates to help each reader who participates.
Join Merri and me for our next International Business and investing seminar October 7-9 North Carolina Course click here for details.
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Read the entire USA TODAY article Medicare, Medicaid tab keeps growing