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  •  That's quite a bit more than I pay for (3+ / 0-)
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    divineorder, ladybug53, NWTerriD

    traditional Medicare plus a supplemental policy from a for-profit insurance company, LillithMc. See above.

    Eliminate tax breaks that stimulate the offshoring of jobs.

    by RJDixon74135 on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 10:29:46 AM PDT

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    •  The 1st $100 (1+ / 0-)
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      NWTerriD

      comes out of your social security check for everyone.  You may not be counting that.

      •  Also (1+ / 0-)
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        NWTerriD

        I do pay more than some of my friends on traditional medicare, but it is hard to find a doctor who accepts traditional medicare where I live.  They have long time Doctors, but when those Doctors retire they have a problem.

        •  Yes, I've had the same primary care physician (2+ / 0-)
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          NWTerriD, LillithMc

          for about 10 years now and they didn't bat an eye when I went on Medicare. We went through a period about 10 years ago when several of our doctors retired. Now, when I get referred to someone new for anything, I want someone who's going to last as long as I am.

          I am counting the $100 that comes out of my check. What I have that's cheap are my supplemental and drug plan at $27/mo. each. But, I can pass along the advice our primary care physician gave us for my husband: get the best policy you can afford.

          Eliminate tax breaks that stimulate the offshoring of jobs.

          by RJDixon74135 on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 02:05:46 PM PDT

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