What will happen to people like this if Medicaid will no longer help them?
What Will Happen to My Friends?
My close friends are a couple in their late 70's who have had multiple illnesses for several years. They have paid for help in their home to maintain their independence. After a recent mastectomy my friend spent several weeks in a rehab facility which Medicare has partially paid for. Now she is ready for discharge, but her husband, who has glaucoma and is very frail can no longer manage her care as she has been disabled by strokes. They do not have money to pay for round-the -clock home care. They are applying for Medicaid to help with the cost of a nursing home for both of them.