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Should the federal government be responsible for care of the elderly?

  • Can't depend on our government - it doesn't respects what every body, Young / old, Has contributed and forgets your part, When your old.

    Our Government doesn't care one iota for you when you are no longer able to feed its insatiable appetite. As long as you are working and helping feed the Government, You have some value, But when you can no longer work either by health or you're not marketable any longer, You need Social Security, Which you paid toward during your working life, Which you also have to jump through hoops to get, You are now costing the Government. Don't forget, Medical insurance is no longer affordable, Or it doesn't cover anything. . Medical insurance is a huge money maker. Families, I believe, Would love to be able to care for their aging parents. They need help. Shame on the Government, For not insisting that insurance companies, Pharmaceutical companies, Hospitals, Etc. , Who are greedy, To be affordable for real folks. This is not about the money, This is real people who can't afford your services and are dying. If you are wealthy, This is not a problem, But for struggling folks, This is a real problem. To keep a healthy Country running, It needs to take care of the ones who came before and the ones still working. EVERYBODY should matter. Stop stating people matter and show that people matter. Step up and help care for our elderly.

  • Support our elders

    Why is it even a question, One day we all would be old. It’s not like we might get it like it’s a cancer or heart attack. Every person should be for this. We would want it when we are old so why not make it so now. People need to wake up and see what these people are going through. I am a nurses aide I have seen meals cut off for people and hours of care cut and nursing homes where aides have 20 people to care for. So wrong. . . . So wrong

  • It's the governments' job

    The elderly are citizens of the united states. So, As citizens, It is the government's job to look after there own people. Also, Seniors have given a great deal to this country, Whether it was their service or volunteering, We should give some of it back to them. They also rely on us to help them.

  • This is the new America so yes

    With the housing crisis, The Great Recession and entitlement generation coming into power senior citizens have been stripped of having any retirement. The federal government had a hand in creating this problem and they need to take the lead on not only fixing it but also taking care of those who were victimized in the processes. Lower the cost of living force buisnesses to give at least cost of living raises and build more houses like there is no tomorow. Home ownership is what retirement looks like today.

  • No no no

    Parents took care of you when you were a kid and now is the kids turn to take care of them Parents took care of you when you were a kid and now is the kids turn to take care of them Parents took care of you when you were a kid and now is the kids turn to take care of them

  • American Thing to do!

    We live in a country in which the Statue of liberty states has a statement that states, "Give me your tired, your hungry, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." It does not state unless you are old because nobody cares about you. We need to take care of our elderly. They have done what they needed to do as Americans and have taken care of our country. The least this country can do is take care of them now!

  • The government should pay for the elderly citizens

    Because they are weak retired and poor if people in that age are retired they have no means of getting money and cannot look after themselves which is a major problem. If the elderly citizen has been paying the government tax for a very long time then the government owes the elderly money and care.

  • The government should pay for the elderly citizens

    Because they are weak retired and poor if people in that age are retired they have no means of getting money and cannot look after themselves which is a major problem. If the elderly citizen has been paying the government tax for a very long time then the government owes the elderly money and care.

  • Yes, they should.

    The elderly are usually infirm and a weak segment of the population who has difficulty taking care of themselves. As a civilized nation and as the richest country in the world, we not only have the means to, but we owe it to our older generation to keep them protected and safe in their old age.

  • Needs are above what most families can afford

    In the United States, our health care costs more than other developed countries. The elderly require more medical care, and quickly end up having to choose between buying groceries and their prescriptions. Most of the elderly have family that try to help, but it is difficult enough to carry the burden of cost for themselves and their children. As much as family should provide nurturing and help the quality of life of elderly family members, it should not be their sole burden.

  • Families should be responsible.

    This is a form of returning your gratitude to the elderly, whom may be your parents. When you were young, they took time and effort to take care and raise you up. They must have gone through difficulties and hardships just to bring you up. SO in return, now it should be your turn to take care of your old age parents. You shouldn't leave them to the government to take care, that is just morally wrong. Although you may be busy with work or your own family with kids, please at least take some time out to take care of your elderly parents. They raised you up, they took out their own time and effort to groom you into what you've become today. So, just do the same thing back, its basic and easy. Have some heart.

  • No families and communities should take care of the elderly not the federal government.

    They elderly should be taken care of, but not by the government. Kids and families should be the ones responsible. Parents took care of you when you were a kid and now is the kids turn to take care of them. If they don't have kids then there are plenty of other options. The biggest one is to prepare for your elderly years. Save up money and hire someone. Reach out to family in advance and see who can help with what. If you are religious use there programs to help. Just passing off the elderly because they are inconvenient is just wrong and we shouldn't rely on the government to do our jobs for us.

  • No, families and charity should fill this role.

    When the government gets involved in what should be a family or charity role it robs us all of our humanity and causes all kinds of unintended consequences. Just like how welfare was a contributor to the near death of the natural nuclear family in most western countries, the federal governments role in elderly care will completely finish off the multi-generational family relationships and take something that was intended to be a family role, and turn it into a commodity.

  • They should not.

    It is not the job of the federal government, nor can it be considered constitutional, for them to care for seniors. Seniors need to take care of themselves and to plan from when they are young as to how they are going to retire. We can't save everyone from themselves.


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