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SENIORS: ARE WE GOING TO BE OKAY?

Mar 29th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

With Medicare and Social Security hanging in the balance, are seniors going to be okay? It appears that the answer to this is both unclear and indefinite. Those who march in support of Medicare and the Obama Plan seem to feel that it is critical to keep these programs in place. Those who oppose, seem to fear the so called “socialist implications” of state controlled and managed health systems. On the one hand there is concern over long term care needs of the many. On the other, there is paranoia and suspicion guiding their fear.

Frankly, having been the beneficiary of Medicare for several years now, the benefits of that in our retirement have been enormous and useful. Today, I am recovering from a corneal transplant, done only this week. Medicare will assist in meeting the cost. Our supplemental policy has been a lifesaver both for medical and prescription needs. Referrals have always