Re: Taxing the frail elderly
I find that in the rare case that one does for themselves, it simply confuses the legislature who operates on the overall presumption that everyone is a zero forward planning idiot. So they find a way to siphon away what the individual has managed to gather by planning. Maybe its a huge social experiment to see what happens when you virtually remove the benefits of planning to take care of yourself and live your life prudently and throw it all to the people who did whatever they felt like until they fell down.
We're certainly 'fixing' the darwinian principles...
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.