I’m wondering if these people who make “Catheters when you have to ‘cath’ (whatever that is, but I recently heard them say 200 per month at NO cost)” and the “Hover-rounds at no cost to you!” are going to get their keester’s reamed.
Medicare is to blame for all this.
The oldsters are going to be the first ones to be cut off. They can hardly walk, so... no riots.
I own one of these “Hover Arounds.” Not that model, but a similar one. They all cost the same (about $4K). You pay 20% through Medicare. The 1st 3 payments are the biggies and you pay far smaller payments for the next 10 months. At that time, it is yours. Maintenance is included. Prescription required. This will add $400 to the cost of the unit if the 10% figure is to be believed. It WILL be passed on the the consumer. This specious argument about it being good for the manufacturer because they will sell more of them is bullshit. They will sell them anyway.