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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 @ 11:18 AM
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Yikes, getting his CDL at the age of 87.
That's a scary thought.




posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: vinifalou
a reply to: Willtell

I'm currently living in south America.

And what would an adequate health care system be like?



SA isn’t as wealthy as America. Sure systems over there may be as bad as Americas, but the US should be compared to Europe, Canada, and Australia, and there, the US is wanting.

But of course in America, they have to let the medical industry (which bribes the politicians) and the Military Industrial Complex (which owns the politicians) get out of financial control.

Bombs and war are more important than people.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: Willtell

So how is it my modest family can afford their own care which is needed pretty often due to many major issues including strokes, hip and knee replacements and the likes after my grandparents retired and my stepfather being unable to work after the age of 55 due to stroke. My mother is not quite at retirement age but only works part time as a nurse. They are able to sustain their healthcare due to proper retirement planning...not asking for someone to do it for them...



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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Fine, show us a system that will work for the long term. And don't point to the UK....every single day is some story where the NHS is on the brink due to chronic underfunding.

I say tax the churches at a business rate...they don't take care of people like they used to.

Or scrap foreign aid. Or reign in those offshore accounts hiding trillions.

These issues happened under Obama as well, so spare us the hyper-partisan crybaby horse-poop.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: Willtell

Riiiiight...cause people from canada don't flock to US healthcare because getting any there takes so long so often they either end up worse or dead because of it.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:25 AM
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originally posted by: Willtell
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.
www.msn.com...



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.




I'd say you're mad at the wrong entity....look at the actual medical providers and the equipment and pharmaceuticals they use. Then look at how much those same things cost in other countries.

Maybe you should start a GoFundMe. Hell....even a liar like Blasey Ford has around $1million in hers now....and she isnt dying....at least not that we know of...



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:27 AM
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*sigh*

All the good comments are already taken.
edit on 3-10-2018 by Lysergic because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: RickyD

Your problem is assuming everybody will do what you did. As well, you don’t know that your medical issues may have been controllable price wise compared to his.

Your elderly relations may have had better insurance that they paid for…

If they’re on Medicare and they don’t have a Medigap policy they can run into the same issues.

Maybe the guy made a choice and didn’t get that so, therefore, I blame the system, not the people. Everybody isn’t going to be as prepared as you.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:31 AM
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Gee, this took all of .00000045 seconds to find.

From 2012.

www.forbes.com...

But I suppose that was Bush's fault.
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posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:33 AM
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This sounds like it turned into a bi-partisan discussion very quickly. I guess I must have missed something.

The point remains that at some point in all our lives, some of us will need help, medical or otherwise. Often we won't have money to pay for it at that moment in time. Everything you buy, do or experience in your daily life is taxed. Work, property, pleasure. Would it not be fair to care for the less fortunate in their time of need? Real need. I don't want to start sounding like Jesus but the love seems to be thin on the ground sometimes....

Universal healthcare is the way to go, imho. One for all and all for one.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: RickyD

Your problem is assuming everybody will do what you did. As well, you don’t know that your medical issues may have been controllable price wise compared to his.

Your elderly relations may have had better insurance that they paid for…

If they’re on Medicare and they don’t have a Medigap policy they can run into the same issues.

Maybe the guy made a choice and didn’t get that so, therefore, I blame the system, not the people. Everybody isn’t going to be as prepared as you.


Bolded the important part...because they planned ahead and made sure they could pay for it.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

And you didn’t read what I posted.

I mentioned the medical industry is just as responsible for the problem.
But first, the politicians that let them run rampant are more responsible and mostly Republicans.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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Partial responsibility goes to the health care system.

Providers, equipment, medicines. I can't be convinced they need to charge as much as they do.

*I had surgery 10 years ago, and asked for an itemized bill. (Yes, it annoys the hospital to no end if you have to ask, but they have to send it, so do it*

$700 for each morphine injection.

$350 for a scalpel, and they used six.

I can't remember much of the rest and one of my friends took that statement and never returned it, but much of the expense seemed ludicrously exorbitant.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: RickyD

What you don’t understand is that many of the tests and treatments are NOT 100 percent covered by Medicare

That’s the problem

Not your relatives who may be well off financially or haven’t (God forbid )faced the same medical issues that his wife has



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: RickyD

Maybe the guy made a choice and didn’t get that so, therefore, I blame the system, not the people. Everybody isn’t going to be as prepared as you.

So what exactly was this then?



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

Make up your mind.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:39 AM
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It’s the politicians in America who let the medical industry and the MIC get out of control

WHY

BECAUSE THEY BRIBE THOSE ROTTEN BASTARDS



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:42 AM
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A health care system for profit. What a wonderful concept to keep America winning so the insurance co. big pharma can keep the CEO in beach condos and golden parachutes.

All the democrats have to do is run on single payer insurance and all the geezers will bail on the GOP. Bout tiime....


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posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: Willtell

It's called nature.
Old people get sick and die.
If you have the resources, you can delay it for a time. But everyone still ends up dead.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

Folks like you don’t complain the politicians let the medical industry and the MIC get total freedom to F____ everybody as they please.

It’s that simple...

So this modern, 21st century, the richest country ever, allows its citizens to live like crap in a system rigged by the powerful.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:47 AM
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one 87 year old needs to get a job, that means socialism for all!!!!

heck, if america had universal healthcare, he probably would never would have retired, he wouldn't have the savings he had, because it would have all went to taxes




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