I turn 65 today. I used to teach high school physics. I think I am smart enough. Not many things make me mad. I know how to cope with confusion and chaos. Remember, I was a teacher. Although, the occasional stupid driver gets me worked up at times.
There is one thing in particular that trips my trigger a lot lately. I have received a wagon load of mailings from a gazillion insurance companies offering Medicare plans B, C, R, A, Z, Y, etc. Not only are they very confusing, they all insist on the same thing.
'Buy Me!', 'No No Buy Me', 'We Are The Best For You'.
WTF...Why do we expect our senior citizens to sort through this maze of complexity?
I know, capitalism and private enterprise are the foundation of our economy. I'm married to a smart woman who has three finance degrees. She worked for a major bank many years in wealth management. She teaches a college course in that now. All of my technical questions have been answered and understood.
But, I am still left with the unanswered question above. I don't like being in this situation, nor do I think it is right. Is there a better way that puts the health care and peace of mind of our seniors first and foremost, rather than the bottom line of a corporate profit balance sheet? How is it done in other nations?
This short diary rant is a way to get it off of my chest. I needed to complain. Maybe you do, too. I have spent the better part of my life working hard and following the rules. I have paid my taxes to contribute my share toward security in my later years. Why in hell am I expected to run the gauntlet this year, and each year hereafter, in order to have what I already paid for? The lack of respect for seniors is wrong.
Do I hear any Amens out there?