Story: Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

 Healthcare and the commonweal should not be politicized, nor should it strictly be about the “bottom line”. When people from differing philosophies, political positions, as well as those strictly concerned about “market forces” can come together, understanding our true potential for solutions, and for the good of others, rather than just “their team”, great things can be done.

Colin Campbell last month in his home near Los Angeles, Calif. Campbell was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease — ALS — eight years ago. He gets Medicare because of his disability, but was incorrectly told by several agencies that he couldn’t use it for home care. So, instead, he pays $4,000 a month for those services. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption Colin Campbell last month in his home near Los Angeles, Calif. Campbell was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease — ALS — eight years ago. Full story here…

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