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  •  And most people don't get that it's Medicaid that (14+ / 0-)

    pays the majority of elderly nursing home 'warehousing'.  Won't those 40 and 50 somethings be pissed when they find out that not only do they need to sell off their parents assets (and that most definitely does not mean passing out inheritances 'early' - and that includes furniture and jewelry along with financial/real estate portfolios) and 'dip' into their own financials to pay for their parents care, should they not take the task upon themselves.  Or are they going to let their parents 'rot' all the sooner??

    Now, if they were talking cuts in the way of 'allowing' for negotiating drug prices at the upper levels..... and stuff (durable medical supplies, PET, CAT, MRI hardware) along those lines.. yeah....

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      I understand where you're you're coming from, but as a person that is going through that process of getting my father qualified for Medicaid and trying to preserve whatever I can for my mother, your post seems, shall I say, insensitive?  Really it's more like insulting.

      I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

      by beemerr90s on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 10:01:19 AM PST

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      •  Medicaid rules will vary from state to state. I (6+ / 0-)

        was pointing my opinion towards those that voted Republican and/or don't care to find out how Medicaid actually works.  Not towards those that are trying to do right by their parent(s), which it sounds like what you are doing.  

        You wouldn't believe how many people think that either Medicare and/or Medicaid will pay for all nursing home costs and whatever assets the parents have will go to the kids instead of the parents care in old/frail age.  There is an inordinate amount of nursing homes that are not much more than warehouses as the children seldom ever visit.  While it's not unilaterally true that all the kids don't visit, it's not uncommon for children to visit less often after the first couple of years of their parents admittance to the facility (for any number of reasons).

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