>>>*Yep, I am at that point. They sent me the little form that told me I would now be in the government system.
Then here came the ads and the government book. The number of ads wanting to sell me insurance would heat my house for a winter if I wanted to burn paper....
So I sat down to read the government manual. It starts out telling me to sign up between a date window or it costs more, one place says 3 months before to six months after I turn 65 but not until October or maybe January unless it is March, (see page 55-60) and I have to have part A and part B unless I don't want part A and part B but if I don't have it I can't get part C or part D but those parts aren't government, they are private companies (see pages 78-80) and even though it is covered the copay is now double and by the way?
There is that "deductible" and we only get to be sick a certain number of days each year, after that please hand over the house.
Some of them want me to send them a list of the medicines I take so they can determine how much I will pay. So after a couple of weeks of asking "How much?" with the answer always "It depends" I still haven't figured the da*n thing out.
As near as I can tell we can go visit the Doctor and chat as long as we aren't really ill. If seriously ill (see pages 111-134) that isn't covered.
They did write the thing in nice big letters so I can read it without my glasses, though.
*Nice of them....
I even tried to convert my own policy and tell the goverment to stuff it.
*Nope. Too old, go on Medicare. There was one company, the cost was about what I earn each year.
*Well, what I wished I earned, anyway.
I can condense the manual into a few sentences......
1. You have paid into the system for decades, thank you.
2. Now pay even more until death, please.
3. If ill, please die quickly.
4. In the event of long term illness, see line 3.
Now what would be wrong with a "catastrophic" policy, like one that pays everything over a certain deductible? That makes sense but what is up with this needing three different policies cr*p?........*EB
-------------------- *Beats the he** outa me!....*LOL**...
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