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Long-term care crisis looms; Californians unprepared for the costs
Plumas County News

If you became disabled or incapacitated tomorrow, how long could you support yourself without any public assistance? A month? A year? What if you live to be 95?

The truth is, 99 percent of us are just one medical emergency — a stroke, an accident — away from needing such help, whether in the form of Social Security disability, Medicare or MediCal.

This is true for people who have worked all their lives and who have medical insurance.