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From one of this blog's regular readers:

My guts churn every time I hear the blowhards talking about cutting "entitlements." I deal with Medicare and Medicaid clients on a daily basis. Without violating any confidentiality, let me tell you about one of my customers, a lovely lady in her 70s. She comes in every month and looks over the list of meds for herself and her husband, and decides which ones they will do without that month. The are choosing to do without meds because they can't afford them. THEY HAVE MEDICARE!! Their prescriptions are covered by Part D and they still can't afford the co-pays.

So please don't anybody preach to me about what an "entitlement" medicare is. If you have not accumulated a pension through an employer, and/or have not saved money throughout your lifetime, then your life when you reach your golden years will be one of deprivation.

There is a reason these social programs were conceived. Back in the day, people looked around and said that we, as a society, can and should take care of those who are less well off. Now the attitude seems to be, f-k those "poor" bastards, they're on their own! I earned (or inherited) my money, tough luck if you didn't!

The Great Society is no longer. We have devolved into a bunch of schoolyard bullies & their victims. Hand over your lunch money, granny, or I'll break your dentures. (then I won't help you get new ones either, nyeah, nyeah!)

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nodressrehersal
Dec. 1st, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
I don't know if it's the meds she takes or what, but over the last year, my mother-in-law's medicaid plan changed and she pays NOTHING for her 5 monthly prescriptions. Her copays are ZERO. Used to be, she paid a $3 copay. Is that because the plans vary by state?
patrick_vecchio
Dec. 1st, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
You've got me on that one, Jamie.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 1st, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
Ironic that politicians who have health-care for life can make these statements on entitlements...POMPOUS ASSES!
patrick_vecchio
Dec. 1st, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Truth.
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