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  •  NO. You do NOT choose a private insurer to (0+ / 0-)

    'attach' to Part B. You are incorrect. Part B is fee for service, single-payer insurance administered by the Federal government. You can see any doctor in the US who accepts Medicare. In 20 years on Medicare, I have seen doctors all over the US for my complex medical conditions, had hundreds [thousands?] of visits, tests, procedures, treatments, surgeries. I have never had one facility or doctor NOT accept Medicare.

    Part A--your inpatient hospital coverage--works the same, except the government pays your premium.

    Is someone trying to sell you a private Medicare Advantage policy, which is called Part C [and actually takes the place of Parts A, B & D]?

    Your 'research' is badly mistaken. Talk to a social worker about help with your premiums. Some assets are always excluded, such as a car and house. Medicare isn't perfect, but it is actually the best insurance around.

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

    by earicicle on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 03:48:42 PM PST

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