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Ethics Poll

Taking the Best Care of Our Senior Citizens

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

The media frequently carry stories of injuries, deaths, and property damage caused by impaired elderly drivers. One response to the problem might be mandatory revocation of drivers' licenses. If this were done, what do you think is the best occasion for doing so?

Medicare is projected to go bankrupt within the next 10 years, as the number of workers contributing to the federal entitlement program declines in relation to the number of elderly drawing upon the funds. Which of the following actions would, by itself, make the most beneficial contribution to restoring Medicare's fiscal solvency?
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of Virtual Mentor readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.