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Posted: 2/26/2006 12:10:39 PM EDT
Just read this in the paper this morning that 193,000 of Idaho's 1.3 million people are on Medicare. This statistic is very troubling to me. In the very near future, Idaho taxpayers will spend more on Medicare than education.

What's the percentage of Medicare recipients in your state?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:20:57 PM EDT
Its aged based, so expect the numbers to grow as the Baby Boomers age. Looking now for NY stats.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:29:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Its aged based, so expect the numbers to grow as the Baby Boomers age. Looking now for NY stats.



And disability-based. Medicare costs are out of control in this state. They went up something like 12 percent since last year.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:37:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:

Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Its aged based, so expect the numbers to grow as the Baby Boomers age. Looking now for NY stats.



And disability-based. Medicare costs are out of control in this state. They went up something like 12 percent since last year.



So what percentage of Idahos' population is Native American? When I lived on the Nez Pearce Res, 99% of everybody was on welfare. Taking into account all the Native Americans being on Medicare might go a ong way to explaining it.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:05:28 PM EDT
Idaho is 90 percent white, 8 percent Hispanic, and the other two percent represents Native Americans, Asians, and blacks.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:09:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 1:10:23 PM EDT by C-4]

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
Just read this in the paper this morning that 193,000 of Idaho's 1.3 million people are on Medicare. This statistic is very troubling to me. In the very near future, Idaho taxpayers will spend more on Medicare than education.

What's the percentage of Medicare recipients in your state?



In Ontario, where I'm from, the gov't spends >60% of its budget on healthcare and it is still growing at a rapid pace. If nothing is done, by 2016, >90% of the budget will be spent on healthcare. Yet 50,000,000 people voted for John Kerry in the last election. Pretty scary.
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