A friend of mine has a lot to say about how the government treats our elderly. Her entry is titled You Can Take the "CARE" out Of Medicare . I can understand her anger. My mother was one of the lucky ones, she had suppliment insurance with her Medicare. My brother was able to afford it for her. She still had to pay a couple hundred dollars a month on her medical bills. My husband's mother is not so lucky. She will not even go to the doctor anymore unless she goes to the hospital. She has chronic lung disease and heart problems. She got medicaid suppliment to her medicare but because of her daughter she lost it. (She is also a non-compliant patient. Takes her meds only if she "feels bad" instead on a schedule). Something needs to be done. The government is not taking care of the elderly. They do not truely realize what it means to not be able to get the treatment needed to live a nornal life. Our elected officals do not have that worry. WE pay for their medical expences what do they have to worry about?
You know that Medicare prescription card that they keep talking about? It can save you some money on a prescription. It saved my MIL a whole $25 off of her bill. Her bill was $250. She did not get all of her meds.
Each one of us knows someone in their family or have a friend or knows someone that has family or a friend in this same type of situation that my friend is in. I don't know what to do other than pray and write to my elected officals and demand some changes FOR THE GOOD!