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  •  No.. (0+ / 0-)

    You have to be disabled for two years before getting medicare..

    What is so unnerving about the candidacy of Sarah Palin is the degree to which she represents—and her supporters celebrate—the joyful marriage of confidence and ignorance. SAM HARRIS

    by Cpqemp on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 10:01:12 AM PDT

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    •  I see. I was just curious because I thought (2+ / 0-)
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      you may be trying to compare whether an ACA plan could give you better coverage than Medicare. I'm in similar boat as you and anxious to review available plans to see if I can get coverage that would pay for my prescriptions that I can only afford 2 months a year on Med part D.

    •  2 years from your 'effective date of disability'. (3+ / 0-)

      How did you get your SSDI application approved before that anyway? That is unheard of. And if you're still within that 2 year window, aren't you still on COBRA?

      Something in this diary is just not adding up.

      Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.

      by earicicle on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 10:05:11 AM PDT

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      •  yes (1+ / 0-)
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        And if you're still within that 2 year window, aren't you still on COBRA?
        Yes, at $750.00 per month. The disability folks decide the "effective date." I have a while, yet, to get medicare. I am a stroke survivor. I don't want to risk not having coverage.

        What is so unnerving about the candidacy of Sarah Palin is the degree to which she represents—and her supporters celebrate—the joyful marriage of confidence and ignorance. SAM HARRIS

        by Cpqemp on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 10:11:48 AM PDT

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        •  So you HAVE health insurance. Unlike 50 million (4+ / 0-)

          of your fellow Americans. And you know exactly what month and day you will be able to get Medicare. So all this HYSTERIA is because you are trying to shop for a policy to save you money for the next several months until Medicare kicks in.

          Okay then...

          Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.

          by earicicle on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 10:20:44 AM PDT

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          •  If that makes you feel better... (1+ / 0-)
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            ..about this horrendous roll, go for it.

            What is so unnerving about the candidacy of Sarah Palin is the degree to which she represents—and her supporters celebrate—the joyful marriage of confidence and ignorance. SAM HARRIS

            by Cpqemp on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 10:28:38 AM PDT

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            •  It's not about "making us feel better" (3+ / 0-)
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              it's about seeing your petulant frenzies for what they really are. And for what really motivates them.

              Yes, the truth will set you free, indeed...

              So you HAVE health insurance. Unlike 50 million of your fellow Americans. And you know exactly what month and day you will be able to get Medicare. So all this HYSTERIA is because you are trying to shop for a policy to save you money for the next several months until Medicare kicks in.

              I see no denials.  All I see is self-entitled arrogance. Good luck with that...

              This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

              by lunachickie on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 10:43:36 AM PDT

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            •  You're being pretty pissy. (0+ / 0-)

              I'm in the same boat as you. I make $21k. I pay $500/mo premium and I'm trying to get a cheaper rate too.

              But your insurance isn't going to be cancelled tomorrow, chill out.

              I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

              by second gen on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 02:17:34 PM PDT

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      •  Some people do get approved within 2 years of (0+ / 0-)

        their onset date.  My ex got approved within 5 months.  (of course, 3 hospitalizations for severe mixed mania in a 4-month period may have had something to do with it...)

        Also sometimes SSA changes your onset date.  It's not unusual for SSA ALJ's to offer "if you agree to an onset date of X, I'll approve you right now."

    •  Not always (1+ / 0-)
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      If you have any of these qualifying disabilities, you do not have to wait 2 years.

      http://www.socialsecurity.gov/...

      HTH

      Rolling over just gets your throat bit.

      by webster69 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 11:00:34 AM PDT

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