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  •  Yeah, I know the other two are SOL for now ;) (6+ / 0-)

    My husband is 59 at this point. But it'll be only about half of what it was when I'm on Medicare. We're on a group plan, so it would be even worse if we had to go on the open market. If I would be insurable at all, that is.

    Thank you very much for the offer of help. I will take you up on it, believe me. I also don't know what to do with the Advantage stuff either.

    I'm seeking to organize DKos members in SE Michigan--roughly, from the Ohio line at Lake Erie NE to Port Huron, W to Flint and back S from there. If you'd like to join our new group, Motor City Kossacks (working title), please Kosmail me.

    by peregrine kate on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 05:44:02 PM PST

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    •  JUST SAY NO TO MEDICARE ADVANTAGE! (11+ / 0-)

      That would be my first instinct. Regular Medicare allows you to go anywhere in the country, to see any doctor, to pursue any treatment. Given your situation, I wouldn't limit my options. Plus, does M. Advantage even try to sign up the disabled? I wouldn't risk it. These are FOR-PROFIT companies. Why would they want to take you on? Their only margin is DENYING you care. They want the healthy 'olds' to sign up at 65 and rake in $$$ from 'em while they don't have any expenses.

      Wouldn't be my choice. There is no M. Advantage here, so I've never even had to consider it. But I would never consider it. When I had a brain tumor back in Hawaii, I flew to NY & CT for consults. If I had decided on surgery, I was gonna have it at the best hospital in NYC. Not with the surgeon who gave me the willies back home in Honolulu.

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

      by earicicle on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 05:56:35 PM PST

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