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Elder Abuse

As the bumper sticker says, there is no excuse for elder abuse. However, it is rampant. I am currently pursuing a case in which a caretaker induced her patient to give her a power of attorney and then helped herself to over $200,000.00 and convinced him to sign a new will giving her everything. Fortunately, the rest is “locked down”. Found the following article on the subject which I though was interesting. “Elder abuse, which can take the form of sexual or emotional abuse, physical violence and even financial manipulation, affects at least 10 percent of older Americans, according to
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Florida Medicaid

  The current stance of our Governor and House of Representatives regarding expansion of Medicaid is utterly wrong. Now the Florida Chamber of Commerce has reversed course and said that the issues of Medicaid and LIP should be separate. Here’s the thing; LIP is a contract that expires in June. I can’t fathom how the State can force the federal government to renew the contract. In the meantime, 850,000 people go without insurance; they continue to use emergency rooms as their primary care physician-for which they cannot pay-and guess who pays for that. The following is from the Miami Herald
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