DUers: Our parents are dumb, stupid, old and blind and we won't help them......
It's the governments job to make decisions for them.
democrat_patriot (2,526 posts)
My parents can't program a VCR - how would they "shop around for private Medicare"?
I'm just thinking of older people in general.
Taking a medicare program that is simple and making it impossible for seniors to figure out on their own.
Hopefully it doesn't come to that.randome (5,645 posts)
1. All this crap about 'choice' is...crap.
People don't want an infinite number of decisions to make every day. They want things to work. That includes health care.BlueStreak (195 posts)
7. Maybe their butler could do that for them.
Or one of their gardeners, if they aren't "illegals for Pete's sake"Zalatix (6,900 posts)
8. Survival of the fittest.
That's the intent of privatizing Medicare - the fit ones will survive, the rest will die off.
Brought to you by the Pro-Life Party...Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:01 PMlivetohike (13,420 posts)
9. My mom (age 81) and my m-i-l (age 86) both are in various stages of dementia
They are widowed and both are still in their own homes for now.....there is no way either of them could handle the decision making required to shop for medical insurance. No way.
My Dad and f-i-l were in unions and as widows of retirees, our mothers are taken care of with their benefits needs and really don't have to make a yearly decision on what to do. If this GOP plan would take effect, it would extremely mentally and emotionally hard on them. I know we are not alone, either.
IrishEyes (229 posts)
10. My father has two Ph.Ds and is a college professor.
He still had no idea how to check messages on his cell phone. He also can't figure out how to use a laptop computer.sinkingfeeling (25,190 posts)
12. My mother is legally blind, unable to walk, and 93. How could she?