a point to remember.
That said, there is good in such, but as you point out it has been abused, more than once.
If I recall and understood correctly, most of those at llittle or no cost either involve medicare plus supplemental insurance or medicaid.
And medicare, medicaid, and insurance often matter more of crossing t's and dotting i's than logical or compassion reasoning.
You can get adult diapers, motorized chairs, stair rides, inhalers, etc., AND all no cost or low cost to you, Senior citizen. Much of it applies to seniors and SS benefits or some benefits that seniors get. No need to fill forms, they do it for you. So, do you think its more of a scam or pushing of services that really go overboard.
I read an article that all those scooters being sold aren't really needed, but the paperwork got through anyways. It's one thing to provide a service but another when it seems you're practically becoming a pushy sales/marketing gimmick.
What about those "reverse mortgages" they want to go after your house too. They make it sound so simple, but your house is on the line sorta speak. Here, even if you get the paperwork and read the details, not everyone should so readily apply if you're that deseparate for funds.
What do you think? -----Willy