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Sun May 14, 2017, 04:04 PM

55. There was never going to be an inheritance in my family

We were always dirt poor. Five kids, two with catastrophic illness from a young age, in and out of the hospital all the time. No insurance. In their 80's, my dad had a stroke paralyzing half his body, my mom developed Alzheimer's. There was no choice about putting them in a nursing home/assisted living facility. They fought tooth and nail about going to one. My dad died miserably a few months after going there. All they had was their property, which wasn't worth much. Medicaid took that.

Unless people retire with a pension or some other kind of retirement fund, they have to subsist on Medicare and help from their families. You should be allowed to age with DIGNITY, without the worry you're about to lose everything.

I believe Universal Health care would solve much of this situation. We hear a lot about it in other countries, but not about the treatment of seniors and disabled people. Anyone know?

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