One of the most difficult experiences by a family with a(n) aging parent(s) is the prospect or need for medical care that is so serious that surgery is recommended. This becomes all the more complicated by a family when most of them do not live in the same city as the aging parent. I support wholeheartedly health care reform, because I believe that everyone is entitled health care and information. Increasingly I am convinced that a public option is necessary. I am very troubled by what our family is experiencing.