the latest wealth transfer from the young to the old...
...the Gimme Generation will clean up and our children will be paying for it the rest of their lives.
These statements say it all. I used to feel sorry for the elderly having to pay a hunert dollars+ per script. Then my mom had hip replacement a year ago and she bragged about Medicare pays for.....All the way down to the pedicure and free shoes. Understand that you can't bend over to clip your nails when you have replacement surgery but why can't a neighbor or family member do it???!!!!
After that 4 weeks of watching Medicare dish it out I no longer felt sorry for ANY elderly. Unfortunately, the Veterans Admin. is almost as bad but I know a growing number of vets who refuse their services.
An uncle of mine who put in 22 years in the Navy is one of them. You couldn't pay him to go anywhere near a VA hospital - he says he'd like to live for a while longer.