Much has been said and written about the poor treatment our veterans have received over the years. Undoubtedly, as an “enlightened” society, we have failed them in many respects. Surely we have learned from such atrocities and would not allow similar circumstances to reoccur.
However, now that the Baby Boomers are reaching senior status and in need of more medical and health care, “we” are indeed failing our parents and grandparents.
From personal experience, I have witnessed how medical-care providers, at the direction and insistence of insurance companies, rush to “release” the medically impaired elderly before they are able to care for themselves.
Compounding the problem is the safe harbor the government has created for such insurers, effectively making it impossible to timely or effectively challenge such mistreatment.
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Is this how we want to be remembered? The generation that allowed the government to create a health-care system that provides incomplete care for our elderly and casts them aside them when they need us most?
Jim Wilkins, Clovis