This forum post is hidden because you have chosen to ignore intersan. Show Details
This forum post is hidden because you have submitted an abuse report against it. Show Details
My mother was in a nursing home for almost 8 years, passing away 5 years ago. However, she was fortunate to be in a private one run by a Catholic hospital. We never had to worry about her as she was loved by all and quite active. She entered suddenly as many elderly patients do. After selling her home, spending down her assets, we had to file for Medicaid after 3 years. It was very costly back then, about $60,000 a year when she passed away.
Usually people who don't take care of themselves die early, but it's those living well into their 80's and 90's when they have chronic illnesses and disabilities due to advanced age. These politicians that want to slash Medicaid wouldn't have any problem placing an elderly parent into a private home with a private nurse. Yet, what are the rest of us to do when we can no longer care for a loved one at home? Many are in wheelchairs because of arthritis, are blind or have dementia. To give the CEOs all these perks when they don't need them is a disgrace.
I just saw Bush and his wife Laura in an African country helping to establish a clinic for women. He said that the US, as a rich country, had to help the poorest. That's a nice gesture and the people over there deserve a clinic, but what about our own health care system where people go without care, spend huge sums of money on it or simply go bankrupt? Where's his compassion for the American people who aren't doing that well today?