What would happen to the debt and the economy if the US started encouraging the elderly to retire outside the US where healthcare was cheaper? Would that help with the cost of Medicare, assuming they still got benefits as citizens but at a lower cost? I ask this because I've thought about retiring outside the US so I'm not saying force people to leave. I'm not saying make deals with third world countries to take our old people. There are countries that provide good health care at a lower cost than in the US and have little resort areas that would give them comfortable lives. My concern would be the loss of jobs from caring for the elderly in the US, but I think its an alternative worth considering.