The Economist recently suggested that America’s out-of-control spending on healthcare – 17% of gross domestic product (GDP), higher than any other nation – is about to slow down.
But that prediction doesn’t mean healthcare investing will slow down. Why? Because of several reasons:
1. Under ObamaCare, more Americans are getting insurance. Today, only 12% are uninsured, a historic low.
2. Medicaid and other healthcare benefits for the poor are expanding rapidly. Medicaid spending grew 20% in 2014 and is expected to increase 30% in 2015.
3. Americans are getting older. The aging of America is a fact of life.
As the following graph shows, the aging of America means a substantial increase in health costs.
Expect more money to be spent to pay for senior citizens’ medical expenses, nursing homes, etc.
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We are also going to have a major discussion and debates on healthy living at this year’s FreedomFest, with John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, talking to us about the “Whole Foods Diet: How to Live to be 100 without Getting Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer or Stroke.” His talks are always standing-room only. Another speaker is Colin Campbell from Cornell University and author of “The China Study.” He is considered the nation’s foremost nutritional expert. Another speaker is Wayne Gorsek, CEO and founder of DrVita, provider of vitamins and supplements. FreedomFest is not be to be missed. To see the list of speakers, panels and debates, go to http://freedomfest.com/blog/2015/03/09/everything-...
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