This is grim, but the story needs to be told. Writing in the Science section of the NY Times this week, Jan Hoffman describes the deadly descent of seniors caught up in the "high season of Medicare madness."
"A few are floundering inside “the doughnut hole,” the coverage gap in the Medicare prescription drug plans, when recipients must pay full cost for medications. As a result, some choose medicine over food; others, food over medicine. Some choose their spouse’s medication over their own. Some split prescriptions with friends or cadge samples from their doctors. Their blood pressure and cholesterol levels are rising; complications from untreated diabetes mount."
This is happening in America. In NY city and throughout the nation.
A fortunate few seniors land at the desk of Frederic Riccardi, described as an attack dog disguised as a health insurance counselor for the Medicare Rights Center.
Read the story.
Makes you wonder what AARP is doing for its 38 million members -- other than selling them insurance.