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  •  Oh...I missed the part where you said you had a (1+ / 0-)
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    War on Error

    'nest egg.' So you're not really living on only $700/month. You have retirement income, plus Social Security, plus comprehensive health insurance for only $100/month, plus 'no health issues at all.' And you're complaining.

    Gotcha.

    I got sick and nearly died 10 days before my 26th birthday, and haven't been well enough to work since. SSDI is life or death for me, and for millions of others. Glad I wasted time worrying about how you are gonna eat.

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

    by earicicle on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 03:53:20 PM PST

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    •  I am so sorry for what you have/are enduring (0+ / 0-)

      Yes, I am one of the lucky ones.

      But with the annual deductibles/20% co-pays and cost of living, as well as helping kids who are struggling, I can see the day coming soon when I might become financially depleted.  It's up to the luck of the draw.

      However, if you read my tag line I tend to carry the weight of others on my shoulders.  I worry about my fellow seniors.

      I receive a couple of invitations from health insurance companies every day.  An avalanche.  I wonder how many are confused like I am into thinking we have to choose one for Part B.  I feel like I'm being pushed to choose a Medigap policy, but researching the providers seems to uncover a lot of discontented insureds.  The elderly are targets for too many schemes.

      Then there are those ads on TV for open enrollment.

      I am slowing down as I age, but even after spending days researching, I am confused.

      Best wishes to you for a peaceful, loving, and fulfilling holiday, earicicle.

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:33:31 PM PST

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      •  These ads are for secondary supplemental policies: (2+ / 0-)
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        the highly regulated Medigap policies. They cover the 20% that Part B doesn't. A local seniors agency can help you weigh the pros & cons. Different rules apply to the disabled; mostly the disabled can't buy them, so I can't help you here. Except to say ignore all the ads.

        Merry Christmas.

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

        by earicicle on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:44:36 PM PST

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