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Man, 87, Searches for Job to Pay for Wife's Medical Bills: 'He's a Very Good Man', She Sayss

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posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:46 AM
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So much for the great American economy, which is so robust still makes its old have to work to survive.





To help pay for his wife’s mounting medical bills, Robert Blocksom is looking to come out of retirement. But instead of helping others with their financial planning as he had done for so many years, the 87-year-old is aiming to hit the road as a truck driver.

As the news station noted, more and more Americans in their golden years are coming out of retirement to find work. Over the last 12 months, some 255,000 people 85 years old or older were listed in the workforce, according to the Washington Post. Many of these seniors took up jobs as farmers, ranchers, bookkeepers and accountants, and many, like Robert, are looking to become truckers.
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The point is this messed up country should have UNIVERSAL HEALTH INSURANCE so people like this can live and survive after retirement.

But NO, one party, the Republican party, refuses to get into the 21st century and always blocks any attempt at TRUE UNIVERSAL health care and insurance.

People don’t realize that even on Medicare people have to still go in their pockets and pay to get insurance. And then have to pay more to avoid what this poor couple has to go through

Indeed ONLY in America, the richest country ever do humans have to go through this.



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posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:49 AM
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As far as I knew, the elderly got medicade/medicare for free if they had no money.


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posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: Willtell

If you're so concerned about them surely you will be volunteering to cover their costs.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:55 AM
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Indeed ONLY in America, the richest country ever do humans have to go through this.




Sorry you a wrong it’s the United Arab Emirates the richest country.

www.imf.org...

Kindest regards

Lags
edit on 3-10-2018 by Lagomorphe because: Crap spelling... darned phone!



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: CosmicAwakening
As far as I knew, the elderly got medicade/medicare for free if they had no money.



No, in Medicare they have something called a Gap, where if you don’t pay extra on something called Medigap, when you get certain medical problems there’s a gap in the coverage where you have to pay for the treatment and that has literally ruined thousands of people even in retirement.

I know this because I was close to an insurance person who told me this. I was shocked to learn medicare ISNT EVEN FREE.

What happens is at first people aren’t indigent therefore get something called Medicare advantage or just ordinary medicare that DOESN’T close the gap and when they get sick they get financially ruined

edit on 3-10-2018 by Willtell because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Simple question. If your elderly parents (or other family members) fell on hard times and bad health in older-age, wouldn't you be happy for socialised health care?

Or would you rather see them suffer?



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Willtell

If you're so concerned about them surely you will be volunteering to cover their costs.


So everybody one is concerned over one has to pay their way.

That’s how you think.

That’s what’s wrong with this country, people like you

Just hope it doesn’t happen to you



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

Their republicans

So their view is anti-human



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: Willtell

The point is this messed up country should have UNIVERSAL HEALTH INSURANCE so people like this can live and survive after retirement.


And the rest of the people can pay for his retirement? Is this how would work?

I'm not familiar with the U.S. health-care system, that's why I'm asking.


Indeed ONLY in America, the richest country ever do humans have to go through this.



And you'd be surprised to see other health-care systems if you could spent 1 week where I live.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:02 AM
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When one goes on Medicare they have to get something called Medigap which fills in the gap mostly but you have to pay a premium a month.

Not even prescription drugs are free on Medicare

In America even Medicare is crappy



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: vinifalou

Where do you live? Is it a secret

BTW, It's not a question of paying for his retirement, its a question of a health care system that is inadequate.
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posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: Willtell

I'm currently living in south America.

And what would an adequate health care system be like?
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posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:07 AM
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If a 80-year-old plus man had to come out from retirement to work. The blame is on earlier economies. Where he didn’t earn enough of a nest egg to properly retire properly .

Why is everything laid at the feet of Trump ?



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: Willtell




That’s what’s wrong with this country, people like you

Is that you Hillary?



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:10 AM
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and, now crap insurance is okay to sell again! yay us, we are definitely winning!



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:11 AM
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This is what happens when you don't properly save and plan for your own retirement. My parents and grandparents did not grow up rich at all yet all are retired save my mom and they all have great insurance and all have health issues requiring procedures and medicines that aren't exactly cheap...yet some how they are able to still provide for themselves because of saving and planning for their future. Why should I be reaponsible for others poor planning?



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:11 AM
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The couple have sold off many of their possessions — including a mobile trailer — to help pay for medical bills since Jelaine’s health began to worsen, CNN affiliate WEWS News first reported. They also moved from their home in Middleburgh Heights, Ohio, and relocated to an apartment that’s easier for 87-year-old Jelaine to move around in.
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“I would hope he wouldn’t have to do that, but he sees that as a way out,” she tells PEOPLE. “It’s difficult, sure, but it’s harder on him because he takes care of me and the house. All I can do is make his meals for him!”
According to a Social Science Research Network study, the rate of seniors 65 and over who filed for bankruptcy rose almost 204 percent from 1991 to 2016. The study found that high health care costs, coupled with reduced incomes and a decline in pensions, have contributed to the trend of financially strapped retirees.


America's great economy?


At the root of it is an oligarchy that deliberately holds down the middle and lower class


And makes people unnecessarily have to go through things like this elderly couple.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: Willtell




That’s what’s wrong with this country, people like you

Is that you Hillary?


No Donald, this isn't Hillary



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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I hear Go Fund Me pages are pretty popular



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: RickyD
This is what happens when you don't properly save and plan for your own retirement. My parents and grandparents did not grow up rich at all yet all are retired save my mom and they all have great insurance and all have health issues requiring procedures and medicines that aren't exactly cheap...yet some how they are able to still provide for themselves because of saving and planning for their future. Why should I be reaponsible for others poor planning?



It's not a question of you being responsible for them. It's a question about the healthcare and medical system.

The man isn't asking for welfare, he's at damn near 90 going to drive a truck


Also, people can’t plan enough to pay for the exorbitant bills one can get from the medical industry.

That’s right it’s not all insurance, it’s also the medical industry they let get out of control

To pay for the new gods of the world, Doctors



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