i am transitioning over from Medicaid to Medicare and i am learning one thing. the health care costs charged to seniors is astronomical! my bill for Medicare and the two drugs that i am supposed to take would be $278 per month. i can not afford it. old people and sick people do suffer in this country. so the elders are hustling for care. i have read some sad stories. the next time someone tells you that the US is number one please slap them right in their face. the drug companies are gone buckwild. there is so much suffering. as you get older or your health declines you fall into a vicious trap.