Saturday, June 28, 2008

Editorial -

- Medicare Savings vs. the Lobbyists -

This is something we are well acquainted with at the Glenn County Seniors Centers...we have a plague of walkers and crutches. They are constantly being donated to us because they are 'surplus'. We have had reports of elders being forced to take another walker home with them after a hospital stay, because 'it came with the treatment' - and the bill! It's the same with crutches and canes. The fact that they already have one at home never registers with those in charge of the billings. You are over 65 and you have been in the hospital with a diagnosis of 'X' and so you are entitled to one of these items. And, by golly, you will take it home with you. Yes, we have taken them to the dump...

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