Protect Medicaid this election
I am a resident at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home in Gladbrook. I get excellent care here. Excellent care, though, is expensive. I was able to afford nursing home insurance which pays for most of my expenses. Many people can’t afford nursing home insurance. If they have to go to a nursing home, they will run out of money and then go on Title 19 which is part of Medicaid.
Republicans in Congress want to do away with Medicaid. If this happens, about one-third of the people in nursing homes will be thrown out. These are people who are often completely helpless. Remember this when you go to the polls in November.