Now we come to Medicare. We both enrolled in Medicare when we turned 65. We only signed up for Part A as JMM is still working and we have health insurance through his employer. I truly dread when JMM retires and we have to try to figure out the Medicare maze. Do we get a Medicare Advantage Plan, will they still be available? How about a crystal ball to figure out which prescription drug plan would be best for each of us for the next year? It is useless to try to figure it out until just before he retires because Congress may overhaul the whole thing. I know that Medicare is rife with fraud and I know that it is unsustainable as it is currently structured but I do hope that Congress doesn't throw the baby out with the bath water. I guess, as Miss Scarlet said, "I will worry about that tomorrow."
But I just have to add that if we hadn't muddled into two unfunded wars and numerous interventions and if we weren't so dead set on giving tax breaks to multimillionaires, we might have enough money to take care of the poor, sick, and elderly, properly educate our children, and adequately maintain our infrastructure. But alas, it was not so.