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Let me throw out a new question:
Suppose that an adult is medically disabled and cannot work thus relying on government payments via SS, how can we allow them to live in poverty? Granted they are allowed insurance coverage through Medicare but it has a an annual deductible, 80-20 on futher visits, NO drug plan, no vision plan, no dental plan; is this in the best interest of our older and disabled Americans?

I bring this up because my parents are both medically disabled. Their monthly income is $1700 which does not go far. They cannot save. They do not go to movies or restaurants. They cannot afford cable television. They cannot afford their heating/cooling bill. They buy $30 in groceries each week. They pay for a supplemental plan which will no longer provide coverage as of January 1; it has a drug plan. Drugs will cost $700-900 per month once the supplemental plan dies.

Tell me, is this the reward our country gives hard working individuals? Sorry but I cannot believe that we are tolerating this type of treatment for our elderly and disabled adults. Is it their fault that they did not have high paying jobs as working adults? I have a hard time believing this to be the case.

Sorry for the rant, but it continuously irks me that we are not taking care of this class of individuals.

Jenn
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