Letter to the editor: AARP
It’s a crying shame that as of January 1st, older Americans and people with disabilities have been having to pay completely out-of-pocket for physical, occupational, and speech therapy as soon as a few weeks after a stroke or a fall.
Many older individuals may be forced to ration their care. There’s no excuse for Congress to leave them out in the cold when they are struggling to cope with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, or other serious conditions.
Older Texans have worked hard and paid into Medicare their whole lives. We demand that our Texas members of Congress do everything possible to help fix this harmful policy so that they can get the rehabilitation services they need to stay independent.
AARP Texas all-volunteer Executive Council