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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:44 PM

22. Skimping on physical therapy and rehab sessions is false economy.

I wonder how many elderly people could learn through physical therapy how to avoid falls and hip surgeries? How many of us could avoid knee problems if we walked correctly and got (and followed) dietary recommendations from someone who knows what they are talking about?

How many accidents could be avoided if elderly people could afford eye care and hearing aids. Glasses can cost a lot if your eyes are really bad. And some of my elderly friends warn that hearing aids can cost $3000 per ear and then don't work well.

Of course, all insurance plans for younger people should cover these items too. Many, many accidents and the costs that go with them could be avoided if people had access to preventive care for a lot of conditions. Glasses and hearing aids are not covered by regular Medicare.

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