MEDICAID may well become the 'Custer's Last Stand' of our US healthcare system. In the future when time has faded the verbal alchemy propping up our current mess, any rational person will stare and wonder "What were they thinking?"
On one hand our collapsing US healthcare system is driving increasing numbers to medical assistance. While on the other hand those blessed with resources and abilities manipulate, perhaps even exploit, the system to protect ‘family’ assets.
Medical assistance should be about assisting people in financial need. Instead reality has become a mosaic of ethics. Medicaid is not a ‘they’ or ‘them’. Medicaid is ‘we the people’, our tax dollars at work trying to patch a dam.
Families are increasingly facing impossible medical expenses especially when it comes to long term care. Currently about half of all people in care facilities are being funded by medical assistance, Medicaid.
They face REAL concerns, challenges, worries, and emotions above and beyond the economic devastation.
It has been 4 years since we went through the process and with increasing interest about this area I recently updated my website’s page (pictured above) entitled MEDICAID / CARE FACILITY ERA pulling together journal entries and information into one convenient location.
Googling ‘Medicaid application’ or ‘care facility’ will discover near infinite information. CaregivinglyYours.com simply tries to share through spouse caregiver eyes one family’s story and experiences.
Caregivingly Yours, J Patrick Leer
(also available in Blogger edition, Caregiver Blog: "Caregivingly Yours")