It just may mean that they have to sell a car, take a 2nd or 3rd mortgage on their house, have a few garage sells or forgo some of lifes conveniences.
You know Pooter there are some states that went from boom to bust in a very short period of timeâ€¦.Oregon ANA Support Group Patient story
I had one middle aged + very intelligent woman recently come to our ANA group. She had a successful surgery in a different state and seemed very upbeat and positive at our first meeting. She made a lateral transfer out here with her career, in banking, so she could be closer to her adult children, who relocated out here for their careers. She was 25+ years with the bank in a different state and was just a few years from full retirement benefits. She and her already retired husband thought that eventually this would be a nicer climate to retire too and be closer to grandchildren. She made mistakes at work- all related to her not hearing properly. The new bank was not as accommodating and understanding as her old one, who knew her before her hearing loss (AN tumor removal) â€¦ She was fired. She returned to her 2nd ANA support group meeting not the upbeat person we initially met. One member suggest that she get a baha implant... And her response was,
â€œI have no job and no health insurance. How to you propose I pay for this procedure?â€
We had no answers for her. I wish I did. I just pointed her to a Medicare website but I know that the Baha would not be covered by that program. She already tried private insurance elsewhere but was discriminated against for her preexisting condition (acoustic neuroma). They had already sold their home in a different state and had started to set themselves up for the limited income of retired pensioners for down the road.
Please also know we have another member who actually DID have to sell their house and move in with an aging parent. Life has been very challenging for her sinceâ€¦ she would love to go out-of-state for some specialized care- but simply cannot. I do not think her depression is caused by the AN tumor but more the circumstance that she has found herself in.
I have another very dear friend, who is retirement age, and she did take care of her retirement planning in addition to setting up funds to cover any unexpected medical cost that may arise in her â€œold ageâ€â€¦ or so she thought. Her investor was through Bernie Madoffhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Madoff
Just because the swindler went to jail does not mean the victims were compensated
Please know that I have seen many families 2nd and 3rd mortgage their houses and to some this is what happens when the economy dries up...http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/shows/no-place-call-home-families/
These are the very people that can only
go where Medicare is offeredâ€¦ and often these socioeconomically disadvantaged people become victims (a second time
) to medical practitioners who do not treat them with dignity.
I have seen one too many people here raised in rural communities who I feel were not exposed to the best educational opportunities. They are very challenged to get on the Internet and research, as many forum-ites here do, as they simply do not have the research or the writing skills to do soâ€¦. Heck knows the ability to research the best treatment optionsâ€¦ and which doctors already have a record of treating their patients poorly.
Read this onehttp://www.partnershiptoendpoverty.org/In-The-News/331553.aspx
So these are the people who fall victim to NOT having the freedom to go out-of-state and can fall victim to being treated poorly by an arrogant and incompetent medical practitioner. These are the very people who will feel pressured to sign the GAG order ... or worse agree to experimental surgery for the sake of a medical student to get-some-practice in a dissection lab with less than adequate
So Pooter what if the bank already took back their home after they were unable to make the 2nd or 3rd mortgaged house payment, the car was already repossessed and they no longer have an abundance of â€œstuffâ€ to sell in the garage being that they no longer even have a garage?
They could not find work so these things were lostâ€¦ as they had NO means left to make the payments.... What if they are not able to find another job in the market that has such a high unemployment rate â€¦ or worse their already 25-year+ track record of being a good employee is suddenly scarred by their most recent discriminatory employer -because of their hearing deficit? What about the facial paralysis victim who is trying to make a good 1st impression at a job interview
and is discriminated against because ignorant
they had a stroke or something and that they have brain damage?
Pooter -I am seeing your view here to be more insular than global.
Please take some time read on this Google search thread I have produced for you.http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=tent+cities&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
Many nonprofit and/or faith based organizations are closing their doors- as their resources have simply dried up
And what does the Wall Street Journal
have to say about the current jobless rate? Here is a video...http://online.wsj.com/video/positive-jobs-report-not-so-positive/9C389F14-A13F-4720-8BF8-9536B905D0B0.html
Know Pooter that I have always enjoyed your posts and often find that you have given me a giggle or two.
Even though I sat here, with my eggnog latte reading what you said here, and I got all riled up
- know that I STILL like you :)â€¦ and you do look cute in that toque.
(Snow in Texas yesterday
... You will need it there!)
Daisy Head Mazy
P.S. Did you ever read the Grapes of Wrath
in high school?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grapes_of_Wrath
I confess I have not (yet) as I did not go to High School in the USA. I plan to read it over the upcoming winter break ...alongside my teen.
My youngest child, age 11, actually brought this novel to our attention through this magazine publication she read. (She has a subscription to Kids Discover
... you know the younger generation has a lot to teach me ... but I also think I have something to teach them also. We learn from each other... HUG