The national news has spurred fear and excitement for our caregivers. Families are concern what will happen next and if their medical care will be compromised. Looking at the financial status of each person either caregiver or those receiving care leaves us wondering where to turn next. True these are turbulent times for us; however there are a few strings to hold on too.
Medications we purchase can cost vast amounts of money. Medical appointments will still be covered by Medicaid for those less fortunate. Those receiving Medicare will still see the benefit, however not much is being said about the cost of our Part B or Part D. There are some things to help lessen the cost of medical life. Working together with others in the same situation will provide answers which we have not been aware of. Applying to Pharmaceutical Companies frequently help with the cost of medication when funds are limited. The internet can be a great rescource for coupons and hoslistic information. Doctors are only too aware of the crisis this subjects our population too. Ask the bookkeeper for payment options and look outside the box for other savings.
Most of all call, write or email the legislators in Washington DC our concerns and need for action. Let them know where you stand and the action expected of them. Let AARP (www.aarp.org) know as well, as a lobby they have is extensive influence and will make a difference. We must stand up for ourselves.