In her article, Tina Drake talks extensively about firsthand experience and the cuts in home healthcare. I can also add, from firsthand experience, that getting admission to longer-term care facilities is also difficult, and insurance coverage is nil unless you have a policy that is specific to handle that type of care. A family can quickly go broke paying for what medicare and insurance won’t cover.
Every situation is different, and it seems, no matter which way you turn, the elderly are getting the short end of the stick.
“I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse…” Genesis 12:3
This was a promise from God to Abraham in the Old Testament but it seems this is not the case with today’s American elderly population.
Hidden deep in the many pages of Obamacare, major cuts are going to be made in home health care for seniors making it clear that this administration has a lack of respect for human life and dignity.
Dan Weber, President and Founder of the Association of Mature American Citizens, told the Washington Times that on January 1st “exactly 14 percent, or an estimated $22 billion” was cut out of home health care services for America’s seniors. An American citizen is qualified as a “senior” at 60 years of age. Historians William Strauss and Neil Howe, in their book Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 – 2069, classify the ‘younger’ senior as a “Baby Boomer”. Many individuals in this age bracket still work and lead vibrant, independent lives. Their dependency upon home health care services is distinctively lower, than the need of more mature seniors.
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