Dittos to what others said . . . you've hit my buttons, so am prompted to rave a bit:
In the US, we have a political party and current administration that flourishes by fomenting class envy. Now - in efforts to sell Obamacare - they are creating age resentment with all the hype about needing younger people to sign-up to pay the bills of olders......so youngers are resentful because they don't appreciate that those who are older now HAVE BEEN PAYING INTO THE SYSTEM ALL THEIR LIVES !!!
Example: 70 years old . . and have never breathed a single day without medical coverage: I know it's hard for youngers to believe, but my Mother not only knew my Fathers name, but they were married !!! In fact, they dated for a number of years UNTIL THEY COULD AFFORD TO GET MARRIED, then they waited a few years UNTIL THEY COULD AFFORD TO HAVE CHILDREN. And as kids arrived, my Father - who was already paying for life insurance to provide for Mom in case something should happen to him, added life and medical insurance on each kid. When we became adults he taught us the necessity of insurance coverage: if at any point I didn't have medical insurance from a job, I paid for it myself.
Fast forward to the present: have paid into Social Security for 55+ years and Medicare as long as it's been around. Now I'm on Medicare but there's no free ride: I pay $2400 a year for a supplement . . . one of my pensions is taxable so although I'm a pensioner, I still pay INTO SS and Medicare. Altogether, I paid around $4800 for medical coverage last year. My total medical expenses were about $178 - - - which of course, wasn't covered because I didn't fulfill the Medicare deductable..
If anything makes me sick, it's the attitude that I'm a drain on the system: so far, I've paid a fortune into the system over a lifetime - and not gotten much out . . . . and since the current administration is gutting Medicare support, I'm sure I won't.