Skip to comments.Survey: 1 in 3 Seniors Went Without Medical Care Due to High Energy Prices
Posted on 10/10/2014 7:45:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
More than one in three low-income seniors, or 41 percent, has already gone without medical or dental care because of high energy bills, according to a survey included in a newly released report.
And things will only get worse for seniors, says the 60 Plus Association, as states scramble to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's carbon-reduction rules. [ ]
For example, because of high energy prices, 41 percent of seniors went without medical or dental care, 30 percent of seniors went without food for at least a day, 33 percent did not fill a prescription or took less than their full dose, 22 percent were unable to pay their energy bill because of medical expenses, and 25 percent became sick because their home was too cold.
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Obama has promised us that electric rates will skyrocket because of his war on coal.
Well here’s more good news for the environment:
Obama’s new rules will close down 7 times as many coal plants than previously thought!
Those pesky seniors...
I am one of them.
Just wait till the EPA cuts off the electricity by shutting down the coal fired generators. Grandma will be freezing in the dark, but in some swanky high-rise, a Sierra Club member will be cozy and feeling smug about saving the earth.
I am sorry.
I have a relative who used to go to Russia in the summer to deliver Bibles. He spoke of older people who would come to the church. They could choose to pay their rent or eat.
If you are over 75 you should not be allowed to use energy. You are supposed to die per Zeke Emanuele, Obamacare author.
My best friend who died in my arms used to smuggle Bibles into Eastern bloc countries.
the misery here is looking like Romania during Ceausescu’s regime.
Obamacare is outsourcing part of its death panel to the EPA.
Excellent point. I am beginning to understand their plan for the future.
I can handle when he's lying, which is almost always. It's when he tells the truth we should be worried!
The future’s not so far away. This promises to be another cold winter. The EPA is shutting down coal power plants. How many of our seniors will freeze in the dark?
Quite apt in many ways.
Looks to me like that is the plan. I am not kidding. No one wants to believe it. By reducing the senior population via the death panel and excessive power bills, Obama can beat his chest and say to his followers “look how Obamacare has reduced the cost of your health insurance”.
I know a couple around 66 on SS and they can’t make it. The man was a mechanic and had his hand mangled and the wife has a lot of health problems. They are moving in an 80 yr old who is on her own and needs help and they think they can make it with her paying rent and a third of the bills and they can take care of her.
I’m 82 years old——and VERY lucky as far as finances go.
Things are tough enough at my age-—I can’t imagine not being able to afford medical care,food,or fuel.
I pray for them.
0 in 3 Senators Went Without Medical Care Due to High Energy Prices
If these were the Bush years, it would be all over the news that seniors have to choose between medical care and heating their home.
“the price of energy will necessarily skyrocket.”
Well, I’ve gone without dental care because of the HIGH COST of dental care.
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