There are thousands of us taking care of someone, and yet I don't hear anything on the news about helping them. They pay SS Tax on SS, every raise goes to rising health care, which is 200 or so out of SS check, and for full coverage another 300 per month. They worked their whole lives, they put into the American Economy, and Medicare doesn't even give them a wheelchair when released from rehab. I get no help from the government, yet a woman with a kid in school gets free education, 2500 in food stamps (which is ridiculous), lives with/off their parents, and never worked a day in their life. Equality, Nope. Free healthcare for foreigners, welfare, food stamps. Elderly...nothing. We care givers get support, but help that is not going to happen unless we speak up. We are no different then those mom's taking care of a child, except it doesn't get easier with age, it gets harder. I want to work, can't afford to. I get a pension (early), but I want to be out there with everyone else. Cost a whole paycheck for someone to care for him. No healthcare help from government, because he has Social Security. No time out, no time off, and the world wants me to worry about someone who's never worked a day in their life, someone that is not American, or someone who lives with mom/dad and gets government help, and that might go away. Start Caring about our elderly, not what they can get for free on the backs of our elderly who worked for theirs. We need help, not just support, and I say that because my husband served in the cold war, he worked until the stroke, and for two years I have gone everywhere for help on getting just a day off. Nothing. My daughter, who's 30, lives with her dad who has two pension and Social Security, her son goes to school all day, she gets food stamps and the tax payers have paid for college and books for her for the last 9 years.