Trading Places:  Swapping Seniors for Immigrant Workers

We'd like to share this article written by Les Hamasaki that shows why many seniors have found that now is the time to relocate abroad.

"Baby Boomers (Americans born in the period 1946 to 1964) and undocumented immigrants (who number some 11 million) are major issues impacting America's national debt. Boomers are the largest part of the nation's growing senior population, now 40+ million and destined to become 76 million - nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population - by 2030, millions of them living entirely on their Social Security income. Meanwhile, millions of undocumented immigrants from south of our border live under threat of deportation while eking out low-income lives doing work most Americans eschew.

A major solution to this pair of conundrums: U.S. seniors going south, immigrant workers coming north, both bettering their lives.

The lack of jobs and opportunities for a better life in Mexico and Central America and the endemic violence in many parts of these countries are the driving force for immigrants to illegally risk their lives to cross the U.S. border to their north - while ever more cash-strapped American seniors seek new lower-cost living opportunities south of the border. The heart of the Trading Places proposal is the development of a network of Senior Health & Wellness Eco Resorts in the South, including Healthcare Academies to train and prepare locals for the opportunity to legally migrate to the U.S. as healthcare workers and professionals.

America needs the Latin American immigrants living here now and the new "illegal" immigrants to thrive and pay taxes in order to support the growing U.S. senior population. In 1935, the year the Social Security system was enacted, there were 42 American workers per retiree. Today, 80 years later, there are only 2.9 workers per retiree, and by 2030 there will be just two workers per retiree.

Currently, there are over 40+ million U.S. seniors and over the next 20 years 10,000 seniors will reach age 65 every day, beginning to receive Social Security and Medicare adding to an already large retired population and straining the federal budget. In 1935 the average life expectancy for men in America was 60 years; for women it was 64. Today, the life expectancy for men is 75; for women it is 80. With these demographics, it was easy for the program to generate sufficient revenue to meet its promises to those over 65 when it was first established. But the picture has changed. In 2015, Social Security is facing an uphill battle to become sustainable with this vastly increased longevity calculation and reduced worker-per-retiree ratio. We need to get the 11 million undocumented workers enrolled as tax-paying residents, many to become future citizens, to help fund the Social Security Trust Fund.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke states, "Although demographic change will affect many aspects of the government's budget, the most dramatic effects will be seen in the Social Security and Medicare programs, which provide income support and medical care for retirees and which have until now been funded largely on a pay-as-you-go basis. Under current law, spending on these two programs alone will increase from about 7 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) today to almost 13 percent of GDP by 2030 and to more than 15 percent of the nation's output by 2050."

How will we support these active and longer-living seniors? The converging mega trends of global competition, a graying population, rising healthcare costs, and inflowing illegal immigrants are already shaping a new future for America. Mexico and Central America have become an almost merged population with the United States, and increasingly even with Canada. America's plans for America in effect are our plans for Mexico and Central America, whether we recognize it or not.

The accelerating growth of seniors will require trained personnel in caring for the longer living elderly population - the same seniors who have been the driving force that built Miami, Phoenix, Palm Springs, and other retirement communities in the U.S. Therefore, immigration strategy should include investing in and helping to develop Mexico and the countries to its south by utilizing the economic and brain power of our seniors.

Trading Places: Swapping Seniors for Immigrant Workers is an idea to help the United States and Central America, and all North Americans, by making the best of two facts: 11 million illegal immigrants work in the U.S., most of them from Mexico and Central America, and over one million U.S. seniors live abroad, a majority of them in Mexico and Central America, many of them doing so to reduce their cost of living. A network of Senior Health & Wellness Eco Resorts in Mexico and Central America could be the central future growth-business opportunity to fix America's immigration challenge.

Currently, thousands of seniors already have retired in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and other resort locations in Latin America and around the Pacific and Caribbean regions, and beyond. These international-living seniors are experiencing a good quality of life on a limited income. In the process they have frequently become the most important local economic stimulus for the towns, cities, and local regions they have relocated in, and in some cases even American ambassadors of good will. Some of them are people returning from the U.S. to their roots as more and more "Americans" are families who originated in these regions and countries.

Why not develop a policy that helps fund and otherwise encourages the building of senior resort communities along the coasts of Mexico and Central America as a component of America's ever-evolving reform of its national immigration programs? A bi-national public-private effort to build senior resort villages for retired Americans - and, increasingly, retired citizens of the local country - in Mexico and other countries could be a very beneficial activity for the host countries and their people, and for the Americans who live in these retirement villages and centers.

The Senior Health & Wellness Eco Resort villages and centers will become a network of localized economic engines within their host regions and countries, employing a range of professional people, service workers, and healthcare providers. Local improvements in water, sanitation and power infrastructure, in some cases, will begin at these locations.

Global telecommunications has evolved to a point where these resorts can be connected to hospitals in the U.S. through telemedicine clinics and hospitals in the host countries, and is a crucial part of the senior health resort development strategy. More active seniors will be able to act as an International "Mentor Corps" - sort of a cross between the Service Corps of Retired Executives and the Peace Corps - to help local people to learn English and prepare for possible eventual work in the U.S., and to get into an orderly line for possible immigration to the U.S. as part of a retooled immigration program.

As environmental sustainability and carbon reduction become a guiding principle of almost every activity and policy worldwide, it will be essential that the planning, construction, and operation of these senior communities for North Americans and local citizens abroad fully exploit all feasible renewable energy, energy conservation, and sustainability technologies and designs, and fully respect the local natural and cultural environment. Only if these communities represent a net gain and happy presence in their foreign locales and countries will this be a successful and sustainable two-way social and economic development strategy.

Americans' investments in their retirement pension funds will become part of the investment that helps build these resort and healthcare communities - and the host countries - of which they become residents. This investment should be encouraged by generous tax credits and other incentives for these projects: a much wiser expenditure than the billions to be spent on the proposed "great wall" along the U.S. southern border.

American Friendship is as important as American Self-Interest, and much more potent. The former will do a lot more than the latter to meet America's needs for security and prosperity.

The reality is that we need young workers to keep our economic engine oiled, and we need to find a better way to house and care for our seniors during their golden years. Trading Places: Senior Resorts/Immigrant Workers is a sensible approach toward integrating the Americas, an important piece of a larger suite of potential strategies and policies for a better North America. Adventurous and vigorous American retirees, starting with the wave of elder Boomers, will become a sort of "Retirees Without Borders" who play a new and constructive role in the globalization of the Western Hemisphere.

The Baby Boomer Bubble is inflating. President Obama and Congress must find a way to deflate it before it bursts by developing an integrated Boomer/Immigrant Initiative that supports U.S. seniors going south and immigrant workers coming north, both in the process bettering their lives."

February 21, 2015  |  News
Development of our Cancer Fighting Protein

Cervical Cancer Cells

As human beings, we have 100-140 trillion cells and each day our bodies produce 100 billion cells or more. This means that each day we potentially face 10,000 or more malformed or pre-cancerous cells. In a properly functioning body these cells are dealt with by our immune system or the cell itself senses problems and causes apoptosis. It is when these cells are ignored by our immune system, perhaps due to nutrient deficiencies or environmental influences, that a cancerous cell can take hold.

Our Solution

The Hino Foundation along with The Hino Medical Center has obtained and improved a ground breaking cancer protocol encompassing technology known as PNC. This technology has proven effective against many known cancer cell lines and has been used in humans with no known toxicity. We have taken this foundational technology and blended in additional specific elements to render a product we have named HICAN-7. HICAN-7 provides cancer patients with an alternative to Chemotherapy that is non-toxic and at the same time known to be effective.

HICAN-7 is a tiny molecule that attaches to a surface protein only found in malformed or transformed cells causing them to die quickly from violent cell necrosis while leaving normal cells unaffected. In the example below the foundational elements are used to attack human melanoma:

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As you can see here, we penetrate the cancer cell and cause our product which makes the cell glow to enter the cell within 10 minutes of introduction. Interestingly this shows the subject cells disintegrating into the surrounding fluids at the 15 minute mark. This safe alternative to chemotherapy is available at the Hino Medical Center and we will continue to invest in disruptive technology that impacts our world.

December 18, 2014  |  News
Welcome To Our New Website

Hino Medical Center Homepage

If you’ve visited us in the past you’ve no doubt noticed that our website looks a bit different. We redesigned our website, rewrote the written content and are updating the site on a regular basis to make our information, services, and products more accessible to you! The site doesn’t just look better though, it is now faster and more robust with some brand new features that we hope will make your overall experience with us even better.

Cleaner Living, Cleaner Layout

We help people lead healthier, happier lives so why should our website be any different? We’ve done away with the clutter and introduced a simple look and layout while still offering the information you know and love!

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In addition to calling and emailing us to make an appointment you can now make an appointment quickly and easily right from our website! Click here or visit our Contact page to choose a day and time (or several) that are convenient for you and get an email confirming your appointment is set!

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Regular Updates

Our Treatments, Products, Affiliations, you name it, the entire site is now being updated on a regular basis! You never have to wonder if we still offer a product or treatment, if it’s on the website it’s current.

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Our products are much easier to browse and see just what each is for by simply hovering your mouse over the image. Need more information? Just click on a product to find a description, usage instructions, ingredients and other information!

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Visit this page in the future for regular articles announcing various new products, treatments, events and other noteworthy developments in and around the Hino Medical Center. This is the first of many so check back here for details on upcoming news about our new facility, partnerships and much more!

More to Come!

We’re still creating, updating and fixing things here and there but there’s plenty more to discover than the brief highlights above so we encourage you to look around and we hope you enjoy the new site!

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