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[Vanity] Signing up for Medicare
vanity | Ken in Texas

Posted on 08/05/2013 4:18:10 PM PDT by ken in texas

Apologies in advance for the vanity.

Any advice for someone signing up for Medicare?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: medicare
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To: ErnBatavia

Appreciate the info about a Walmart-Humana plan, had not heard of it.


21 posted on 08/05/2013 5:20:28 PM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: ken in texas

United health care medicare advantage

our plan costs $0 per month with $5 and $25 copay


22 posted on 08/05/2013 5:22:52 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: ken in texas

Get a good supplemental insurance and avoid AARP like the plague!


23 posted on 08/05/2013 5:24:57 PM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

We’re leaning towards getting both B and D. The supplemental is of concern because she was turned down for insurance once COBRA ended and we shopped on our own.


24 posted on 08/05/2013 5:25:07 PM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: bert

Thanks.


25 posted on 08/05/2013 5:26:08 PM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: heylady

Great advice. Also, Sam’s Club is a better pharmacy if available.


26 posted on 08/05/2013 5:27:08 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: heylady

Thanks.


27 posted on 08/05/2013 5:29:32 PM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: steve86
I did not realize there were any. That is in Texas? So they simply refuse admission?

An increasing number of doctors and hospitals are declining Medicare because, with the advent of ZeroCare, the rates Medicare pays are declining in an effort to force more people to sign up for ZeroCare.

This, in turn, is causing more doctors to either retire from private practice or simply decline to accept new Medicare patients.

28 posted on 08/05/2013 5:35:35 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: DustyMoment

I know all about the individual providers but have seen little evidence of hospitals joining that trend. In fact, just the opposite.


29 posted on 08/05/2013 5:36:58 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: ken in texas

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30 posted on 08/05/2013 5:38:53 PM PDT by bitt
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To: ken in texas

Download the Medicare and You 2013 booklet from the Medicare website. Be sure to get the one for your state.

You might want to check and compare Medicare Advantage plans that are listed for your state. They should be identified in the Medicare and You booklet.

For 2014, the Medicare and You usually comes out in late Sept or October. Enrollment for 2014 begins in early October.

You might also check the CMS website for your state information.

http://www.medicare.gov
http://www.cms.gov
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/hprc/mediinfo.shtm


31 posted on 08/05/2013 5:41:38 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Vanders9
I asked a Canadian friend about their health care system. He said it works great.......... as long as you don't get sick. He wasn't kidding.
32 posted on 08/05/2013 5:42:11 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: TomGuy

Appreciate the links and references.


33 posted on 08/05/2013 5:48:14 PM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: ken in texas

Humana is known for turning down a lot of applicants. If your wife was turned down once already, you may need to find an agent who handles policies for many companies and that person will help find a company who will accept your wife.


34 posted on 08/05/2013 5:49:43 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: jch10

The AARP plan is United Health Care. In my wife’s case best option , her doctor is in the plan. The agent did mention many people she deals
.with with have issues with AARP.


35 posted on 08/05/2013 5:52:09 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: t1b8zs; Coldwater Creek

And your response is necessary in what way?


36 posted on 08/05/2013 5:52:13 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care.)
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To: ken in texas

Medicare is really private insurance sold through the government. There are lots of plans. Just be sure to have a calculator handy when trying to figure it out.

As for Part D, we ran the numbers and it’s actually cheaper for my wife to buy drugs from Canada that pay the premiums and co-pays with Medicare. If you take a lot of drugs, especially if they’re name brand, the co-pays are high. And on some of the plans the co-pays on generics are higher than what the pharmacy charges. You have to really look at it close.


37 posted on 08/05/2013 5:56:23 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: TomGuy

Appreciate the links and references.


38 posted on 08/05/2013 5:57:08 PM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: ken in texas
Well,for one thing...be aware that you'll be a member of the first group subject to death panels,waiting lists for everything from X-rays to appointments with a cancer specialist to an opening at a hospital for heart surgery.That is unless you're rich,powerful or “connected”.
39 posted on 08/05/2013 6:06:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

LOL. I was once in the same city as someone that was rich, powerful or “connected”, but none of it rubbed off.


40 posted on 08/05/2013 6:08:09 PM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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