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Faces of Social Security: Rolf K. Fischer

Grateful for help with health care

I am homebound, living with my daughter, Ruth, her husband and a grand-daughter. Ruth is my caregiver, chauffeur and treasurer. She was able to get the best medical care for me; also insurance to compensate Medicare and Medicaid and fantastically low costs for prescriptions.

The faces of Social Security: Rolf Fischer

Rolf K. Fischer, 80, Georgia. — Photo by José Mandojana

I have had three heart stents, carotid artery surgery.  As I write this, I thank God for support from family and Social Security. I have no outstanding medical bills, which have been quite high. All in all, I am in very good health. I am trying to save for much-needed dental care.

I find myself financially embarrassed when Christmas comes around. I have always been a giving person. Life for me is so much different now. I raised seven children and had no time to set aside savings. My wife, their mother, died of cancer at an early age. I am grateful for the financial help of Social Security and, by God’s grace, for my living in America.

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