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  •  Sorry, misunderstood (2+ / 0-)
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    annan, sillycarrot

    Thought you were talking about someone over 65, missed the fact that it's a disability case, so different rules.

    I hit the big 6-5 next year and have to,figure out the Medicare stuff, not looking forward to it.

    We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had too much. JK Galbraith, 1991

    by Urban Owl on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 02:40:49 PM PDT

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    •  It's like a PT job managing the dealio... (1+ / 0-)
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      Observerinvancouver

      On top of trying to understand & get my diseases under control.. so I feel, feel real deeply about this stuff & it gets the better of me.. often now.

      I just started on Medicare. Haven't bothered with it but am paying for it. The local VA has saved my life but it hasn't been easy. Now I'm on both plans? Save drugs on this one. Payments made from that one. Emergencies are now covered? So I too have to get help to figure out the what is' & ifs.

      At least this wasn't like private insurance (HMO, PPO, POS..) where come to find out after specifically asking if the specialist was in-network they bill you out-of-network prices.

      I totally apologize for any mis-info I spilled. I'm just a bit cranky because of some stuff... & biased in my exposure to this system.. the past 5 years. & longer...

      •  No apology needed (1+ / 0-)
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        sillycarrot

        It is all confusing. I plan to use my local Area Agency on Aging as the resource. A least here, they are really trained and patient in explaining all this stuff. They have benefits counselors and ombudspeople to help sort thru stuff, and it's all free to the caller.

        Although they are like a lot of good things, you have to know it is there to find it.

        We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had too much. JK Galbraith, 1991

        by Urban Owl on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 06:24:46 PM PDT

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