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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:56 PM

mom and dad on the streets!!!

Ok, that may be an exaggeration but not by much! My state of Arkansas like a lot of other southern states republicans have said no to federal medicaid expansion.
The result?? Well we may just have to kick seniors out of nursing homes.

Republicans said well we could always cut care to pregnant women...sure increase our already dismal infant mortality rate!

Or we can cut spending through cuts to childrens services!!

My GOD these bastards are serious!!!!

And they are not the only ones, as of February Louisiana is no longer going to offer hospice svcs to medicaid patients!!
In other words....go home and die quietly!!!

Why am I seeing such apathy from my fellow arkansans????
People should be outraged!!

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Response to janlyn (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:14 PM

1. WOW, just when you think things could not get worse

you see Louisiana cutting hospice services to medicaid patients. I cannot believe it.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:24 PM

2. Hospice service is so important.

Several friends have used the service...it would have been tragic if it wasn't available.

Wake up, Louisianans!!!

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Response to janlyn (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:56 AM

3. Gee, if only there were someone in Arkansas making billions who could pay a little higher tax rate.

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Response to janlyn (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:09 AM

4. My brother died Ocober 5 and Hospice were awesome

I don't know what I would have done without them. There is more to dying than just go home and die. Pain management is the utmost important, and that requires licensed people.
After this experience I plan to open a room at my house for terminal homeless Vets. Volunteer. One at a time. If I can mentally and physically do it. But you still need support from professional hospice.

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Response to sorefeet (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:31 AM

5. My Dad passed in 2009 and his hospice was truly awesome during his last month of life. They made....

...his final days as comfortable as possible and attended to his every need. I know this for a fact because I was with him 24/7 for his final two weeks.

I will be forever grateful to that fine organization.

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