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  •  Medicare doesn't cover everything (7+ / 0-)

    Nearly everyone I know who is on Medicare also pays an insurance company for a Medicare Supplement plan to fill in the gaps. It's still a lot cheaper than getting full insurance from scratch, but just pointing out that Medicare alone doesn't do it.

    •  And of course there are the basic Medicare (3+ / 0-)
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      premiums — which increase with higher incomes.

      Spouse and I pay about $500 each month for Medicare premiums. Fortunately he gets retirement benefits for the back up. Still have to pay copays though.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 06:53:04 AM PST

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      •  Your income has to be very large.. (1+ / 0-)
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        ...to pay that much.

        I'm from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party

        by voicemail on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 08:07:45 AM PST

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        •  I pay $147 for Medicare (0+ / 0-)

          $147 for basic Medicare, plus $95 for the Supplement, and $48 for Part D (drugs). So a total of $290/month for one person. Still beats what I was paying before I got on Medicare.

          •  I pay about $95 for Medicare, and over $320 (0+ / 0-)

            per month for my supplemental policy.  There are co-pays for Rxs and office visits, but they are reasonable amounts.  
            I had major surgery done earlier in the year, and I only paid $10 of the whole thing.  The $10 was the co-pay for the first visit to the specialist.

            Mother Teresa: "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

            by Amber6541 on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 03:14:40 PM PST

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