Wife, mother, grandmother, now retired from the work-force.
Typically those 65 and older.......I understand that the Governor is trying to straighten out the State's money situation. Social Security recipients recieved a raise this year. Those in the low income bracket also recieved cutbacks in their other benefits and raises in their co-pays. Add that to the recent cutbacks in the things their insurances will cover, and they end up with quite a bit less money and benes that they had last year. So much for the cost of living raise. I understand that these things needed to be done because the State and the Country are in a mess moneywise.
There are a lot of mental health issues that social workers are not qualified to handle. Why not cut the length of time of the sessions across the board to save money. There must be something that could be done other than targeting the elderly.
I have backed the Governor in a lot of things, and I believe he wants to help the State get back on it's feet. But I find this particular proposal just WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!!!
Maybe you should think before you post. My sympathies to the family.