While voters across the country are up in arms over whether and how to proceed with health care reform, many seniors are struggling to understand what reform could mean for them. The opinions seniors form about the matter could prove to be a determining factor; they are guaranteed health care through Medicare and consume a disproportionate share of the country’s medical care.
A recent interview with seniors at a Denver retirement community revealed some of what is on the minds of the country’s seniors.
“Will it affect how quickly I can get in to see my doctors?” asked Anna Janeway, 80, a retired marriage and family counselor.
Anthony Mehelich, 82, a former construction company administrator, asked, “You hear all these things about Medicare going broke if we do nothing. Where would that leave everybody?”
“Do we really have to make so many changes all at once? Couldn’t we just take parts of the problem and solve those?” inquired Joseph Duffy, 90, a former accountant.