Who is going to fight the goverment for the rights of the elderly? I have lost everything I was getting. Now Medicare refuses to help me with the cost of life saving viaimins, protein mix, supplements an ordinary person takes for granted. I dont have a stomach I can't eat food. But they still wont help me..PLEASE SOMBODY HELP ME> I'am starving to death slowley. And I'm so hungry 60 yr. old women alone fighting our goverment for the help She despertely needs to sustain her life!! Where is our voi

    Medicare and DHS has stripped me of everything I had in programs.They cut back the hours for a in home health aide. I'm verry frail and weak trying to stay at home. Medicare refuses to help me pay for the cost of Vital Vitamins, Protein, supplements I need to stay alive. I lost my whole stomach in 2007. And I have been fighting for my rights as a human being every since.!Im down to 98 lbs. now .I can't stop this process I'am starving to DEATH!! sombody out there "PLEASE, help me".I'am so ashamed of our mighty goverment. What cowards they all have become. holding up everything, looking like spoiled little boys, "that they are"!only because they know they can throw their weight around and they all do it.. Shame on the lot of you , Your cut backs are killing people like me. Forced to try to live on $694.00 a month. Could any of you do it ?It's only going to get worse for us the babyboomers. The goverment hopes we will just give up and go away>>> Well Im not. I'am going to fight them with all thats left in me. YOU COWARDS in CONGRESS both sides. They all need to be booted out of office!! well what do you think about that IDEA, Big men?All replys welcomed. My name is Jenene I live in a small town in Iowa This whole nightmare makes me just SICK!

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    I've sent a message to Iowa's state capitol. Let's see if they get involved and help.
    It's hard to fight BIG Government, keep trying. I don't know if your affiliated with a church or not but I would call a few and explain your circumstance. There are some good christian people who will see that you will get your Vitamins and help you fight your battle.
    Headless Man

    Colleen's right to contact Iowa, but call the church first for fast response.
    I agree with Barb,File for disability,call the dept. on aging and try a TV news station get them to do a human interest story.I'll bet they could help get your story out and you get a lot of response.
    OK, so instead of sending an e-mail to you, they sent it to me. Here's what they had to say at your state's capitol office.

    Hello Jenene,

    Thank you for your e-mail. I am so sorry for your situation.

    Your local Area Agency on Aging may be able to help you.

    Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging can provide information about care options for older Iowans, regardless of income. They can assess your needs, check eligibility for public programs, and, for income eligible persons, may be able to help pay for some support services.

    You did not mention what town in Iowa you live in, but if you call toll-free: 1-866-468-78878 the Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging (i4a) will be able to give you the contact information for the Area Agency on Aging in your area.

    If you have any other questions, or concerns, please call me direct at: 515/725-3312.



    Machelle Shaffer, Communications and Public Relations Director

    Iowa Department on Aging

    510 East 12th Street , Ste 2

    Des Moines, IA. 50319

    515/725-3312 (O)

    515/745-3442 (Cell)

    Fax: 515/725-3300


    I hope you're able to get the assistance you need. Best of luck to you missjj.
    Also, contact your congressman in your district. Typical beaurocracy can delay or screw up any help.
    My heart goes out to you. I agree with the gentleman who suggested that you contact your church for help. Also, Department for Aging and Disability should be able to offer assistance to you. It is hard doing it alone so it would help if you had a friend or family call on your behalf and followup. Your faith must stay in God not Government. Stay strong and He will provide.

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