We had an elder family member that had medicaid and medicare...she was an active 76 year old lady...she contracted renal failire and had to go in to dyalisis and due to a doctor mistake contracted a terminal condition. We could only have her 100 days in a facility and they had to transfer her to a different facility because medicaid would only cover 100 calendar days. so she would bounce from one facility to the other.
and you can not go to the same one in one year...it was horrible. She got so bad that we ran out of facilities to take here in town, we had to admit her in a facility 300 miles away...we where driving it everyday to see her.
she past away in Feb 2012...we where there every day until the last minute...the patients, care takers and doctors are as frustrated as we are.
But that is the type of health care that the goverment provides now...just wait until 2014...you will not feel it until you need the correct service or the medicine that is 300 for 5 pills that is not covered by medicare or medicaid.
sad..she was a sweet lady...she helped everyone and expected nothing in return...I'm talking about my mother in-law.
many will think I' lying becuase nobody likes the mother in-law...well I liked here and miss her a lot... and I'm almost positive that if it was not for the transferes from one facility to another every 100 days...she would still be with us.
shoot I do not know why I'm typing this...I guess is to try to make people wake up...maybe her death was not in vain. Great loss for this country. A voter, a mother, grandmother, friend and pilar of my family.