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Boomer Health Care
Doctors are retiring along with baby boomers. As baby boomers get older, health care will be harder to find with fewer health care professionals. Alternative health care (supplement industry) may be the only option.
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Signs are pointing to a coming physician shortage in America. With the headaches that will bring, universal care should be the last hardship the government hangs around our necks.<BR>
The Los Angeles Times has reported that the "Demand for doctors is accelerating more rapidly than supply." The results will be — and already are in some places — frustrating: longer waiting periods to see physicians, particularly specialists; more trips to see a doctor; and decisions by many to simply forgo care. <BR>
Sounds a lot like Canada's nationalized health care system. <BR>
Canadian health care, held up by many as the model the U.S. should adopt, is a disaster largely because of the enormous demand it has created. Consequently, Canadians are suffering through a pandemic of poor health care at a time when technology should be helping them live much longer and healthier lives than could have been imagined a generation ago. <BR>
North of the border, unreasonably long waiting periods are the cause of much suffering — even death. Drugs and modern medical equipment that most Americans take for granted are in short supply. Hospitals are overcrowded, and doctors and nurses, fed up with it all, are quitting. <BR>
Blame a system under which a third party (the government, using tax dollars), pays for health care, thereby stimulating demand. When someone else pays the bill, people will consume more health care than if they were paying for it themselves. This is common sense. With demand artificially ratcheted up, the system cannot provide enough services to keep up. <BR>
Such a system is unsustainable. So why force a similar one on the U.S. when there aren't enough doctors now to keep up with the growing demand for medical services? <BR>
Physician search firm Merritt, Hawkins & Associates says it already takes an average 24 days for U.S. patients to see a dermatologist for a routine skin cancer checkup. And that's in our biggest cities, not rural areas. Waiting times are similar for gynecologists (23 days) and cardiologists (19). Universal care will only make these and other waits longer. <BR>
America's doctor shortage doesn't lend itself to a public policy solution. It's largely demographic: As baby boomers retire in record numbers — and likely get sick in record numbers as well — doctors within the baby boom cohort also will be retiring. By 2020, the U.S. could be short 90,000 to 200,000 doctors, Merritt, Hawkins estimates. <BR>
That means even longer hours for younger doctors, at least those who haven't been run out of the profession by excessive malpractice insurance premiums fueled by outrageous malpractice lawsuits and jury awards.
Medical schools want to boost enrollment in response to the low supply. But as long as the financial incentives of the profession are clipped by sue-happy trial lawyers, runaway juries and obliging courts, the shortage is unlikely to self-correct. <BR>
What are you to do? Take health care into your own hands of course. Try homeopathic or nutritional supplementation. Thus, eliminating the expensive cost of health care, time needed to see a doctor and the overall problem of even getting sick. <BR>
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Take control of your health today. The health & wellness industry is expected to be a “Trillion Dollar Industry” by 2010. Supplementation use is growing and being fueled significantly by baby boomers. Now is the time to get on board the prevention and wellness industry. <br>
To the best of your health,<br>
Help for Baby
Much talk has been made of the looming retirement of "Baby Boomers." Most recent there has been several articles written in various media concerning their use of home equity to retire on.
Baby Boomers, Retirement Income, Business Opportunities
Much talk has been made of the looming retirement of "Baby Boomers." Most recent there has been several articles written in various media concerning their use of home equity to retire on. Eileen Powel of the Associated Press said "home equity may be baby boomers' salvation; while comments of the Sydney Morning Herald says proceeds from selling their house is what six million Australian baby boomers are counting on for their retirement. Personally, I don't want to sell my house in order to afford retirement.
Recently the Trustees of Social Security and Medicare published the annual report. The report stated that Social Security could be insolvent by 2040 and that Medicare Taxes could double by 2012.
I think we have to ask ourselves these questions:
Can I count on Social Security?
Can I manage the health insurance premiums after retirement?
Is my savings or 401K adequate?
Can I afford to retire?
At my current 9 to 5 the insurance premium for family coverage is $110.00 A WEEK. And that's just my
portion of the premium. Above and beyond what my employer pays.
What will they be in five years, thirty, fifty, seventy percent higher? It doesn't matter; we can't afford them anyway.
Huge numbers of boomers are looking to start a home based business to supplement their retirement income. They want to continue their life style and cutting back is not in their vocabulary.
I have researched many Internet Businesses. One must be very careful not to fall into the trap of thinking he or she will become an overnight millionaire. Doesn't happen. It takes time, effort and endurance. However, many people have developed profitable home businesses. And yes, some have even made millions. But again, it didn't happen overnight. Multiple streams of income and residual commissions are necessities to successful Internet businesses.
If you're considering an on-line home based business whether you're a boomer looking to supplement your retirement income or just want out of the 9 to 5 the key to your success is planning, acting on that plan and consistent effort.
Wishing you well and much success,
Lee Meekcoms Sees
Housing and Recreation Trends Shift as Baby Boomers
With the first of the Baby Boomers cashing Social Security checks, it's not surprising that everyone from real estate investors to financial analysts are sitting up and taking notice.
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With the first of the Baby Boomers cashing Social Security checks, it's not surprising that everyone from real estate investors to financial analysts are sitting up and taking notice. The sheer numbers that make up this generation – over 78 million according to the U.S. Census Bureau – have made Boomers de facto trendsetters. "Baby Boomers have more accumulated wealth than any previous generation, and they're positioned downstream from a river of assets that they will inherit from their parents," says Leon D. Meekcoms, President of Parkbridge Capital Group, Inc. (www.parkbridgecapital.com), a privately held real estate investment, acquisition, and brokerage firm. "Their financial position and increased longevity are translating into decisive new trends in the housing industry."
According to Meekcoms, whose career in real estate sales, acquisition, and development has spanned more than 25 years, the most notable recreational trend among the Boomer demographic are those who termed "splitters," or people who have two residences. "Dual season residency is skyrocketing, with people choosing to go north from the spring to the fall and spend other half of the year in the south," he says. In addition, close to a half million people live and travel full-time in their RVs, with millions more dividing their time between RV travel and a home base, often in a manufactured home community or RV resort.
In contrast to traditional "snowbirds," this generation tends to be more active and, like their predecessors, is quite cost-conscious. They have a reasonable expectation of living a quarter of century and longer in retirement or semi-retirement, and don't want to outlive their money. "While Boomers are affluent, they are smart about how they're going to invest and spend, and will plan for the future," says Meekcoms.
This is one reason why Parkbridge Capital Group, Inc. has focused on acquiring a portfolio of manufactured home communities and recreational vehicle resorts. "People want the benefits associated with a mobile lifestyle without the high overhead. In buying and upgrading these properties to maximize investor return, we also provide tenants with a splendid environment. In short, everyone wins," he says.
Parkbridge Capital is a prime example of a company that has positioned itself to take advantage of the Baby Boomer wave. There aren't a massive number of larger, quality manufactured home communities and RV resorts, so the market forces of supply and demand are almost certain to force prices up in coming years. In the meantime, the company's properties also appeal to the growing number of Americans who want to vacation closer to home or stay in the U.S. "Because of gas prices, people are beginning to shy away from long trips, and prefer the amenities of resorts that are within driving distance of their homes, or locales where they can stay and recreate for the season," says Meekcoms.
As a Baby Boomer himself, he has an inside track on this trendsetting generation. "On the whole, we have more time, more money, and better long-term health prospects than previous generations. We want to enjoy a flexible lifestyle at a cost that isn't extravagant," he says. "The types of properties that our company acquires and owns with our partners are a perfect fit for mobile, cost-conscious Boomers who want the best of all worlds."